Video: Millwall players speak out for Football v Homophobia

By Tash Shifrin | 4 March 2014

Well done Millwall FC, who have released this brilliant video, with their players speaking up for the Football v Homophobia campaign.

The video was launched ahead of Millwall’s home game against Brighton and Hove Albion – a club whose supporters have faced years of homophobic abuse because the city is known for its large gay population.

Players from both teams warmed up before the game in Football v Homophobia T-shirts.

Warming up for Millwall's game against Brighton in Football v Homophobia tshirts. Pic credit: Millwall FC

Warming up for Millwall’s game against Brighton in Football v Homophobia T-shirts. Pic credit: Millwall FC

Millwall skipper Danny Shittu says: “As a club we have been at the forefront of fighting other kinds of discrimination and I’m pleased that we are able to play a part in the campaign against homophobia.”

We’re not Millwall fans on this blog – our teams are Spurs and West Ham. But all credit to Millwall for taking the lead with this video.

It’s really good to hear players breaking down the bigotry and prejudice against LGBT people like this. Let’s hope other clubs – including those in the Premiership – do the same.

The game ended in a 1-0 win for Brighton after a controversial penalty decision.

Never mind, Lions, you’ve done something worth a lot more than three points in the long term. Millwall supporters should be very proud of their club.


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