Football v Homophobia at Rochdale fixture
Exeter City Football Club will be taking a stand against homophobia in football at our home game against Rochdale on Saturday 22nd February.
The match has been designated as the club’s annual ‘Football v Homophobia’ fixture – a move welcomed by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group.
The OGOC Group is organising a series of initiatives at the match working in partnership with the Devon Lions, the local gay-friendly football club.
The anti-homophobia campaign has been backed by Exeter City’s OGOC Ambassador, first team goalkeeper Artur Krysiak. “Football should be a game for all to enjoy. There is no place for prejudice and discrimination,” said Artur.
Also supporting the special focus on opposing homophobia is Alan Quick, South West Co-ordinator for Football v Homophobia, Founding Trustee of Exeter Pride and a member of the Exeter City OGOC Group.
“It is really positive to see Exeter City taking such a principled stance,” said Alan. “Everyone, be they player, official, employee or fan, should be free to be themselves. Exeter City takes a firm stand against things like inappropriate chanting or hateful or prejudiced language which is to be congratulated.”
Exeter City’s One Game One Community Group is part of the national Kick it Out campaign which aims to address all types of discrimination in football including race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation.