As sarcastic as the writer of the NBC article is, we think it’s pretty cool that England’s Professional Footballers’ Association is sending every pro team in the country this anti-homophobia poster. (NBC Sports)
Also across the pond, every single club in England’s Premier League signed onto the government’s Sports Charter aimed at combating homophobia and transphobia in sports. It’s too bad MLS doesn’t have something like this. (Pink News)
– We believe that everyone should be able to participate in, watch and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background.
– We believe that sport is about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sport teaches individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and brings people together with a common goal.
– We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid sport of homophobia and transphobia.
– We will make football a welcome place for everyone – for those participating in the sport, those attending matches and for those working or volunteering in it. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behaviour.
It looks like we’re not the only ones Twitter stalking Andrew Duran. Seattle Sounders FC manager Sigi Schmidt has a secret Twitter handle that he uses to monitor what his players and the media are saying. (KCKRS)