A very proud day for my club, Republica IFC, last Sunday. It was “Football versus Homophobia” week, supported by the F.A. and football leagues, but I doubt there were too many other teams in the Leeds Sunday leagues who made a stand against the prejudice and homophobic abuse which is still all too commonplace throughout every level of football.
The following article from the Yorkshire Evening Post gets things a bit mixed up, as usual, because last Sunday’s match in this dashing black & pink kit was just a normal league game. The tournament that they refer to us organising was actually a year and a half ago, but we regularly represent the Justin (Fashanu) Campaign in other small-sided tournaments too.