Latest News on Homophobia In Sport
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Oct 23, 2019
Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threatMexico is far from alone in struggling to deal with racist or homophobic insults shouted from the stands. But now, as a repeat offender, the country risks being banned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Oct 19, 2019
Former Wallabies star Israel Folau says he would 'absolutely' repeat anti-gay post that led to his sackingThe controversial Instagram post by Israel Folau led to Super Rugby's record try-scorer, a born-again Christian, having his Aus$1 million-a-year (US$690,000) contract torn up in May.
Sep 25, 2019
Rugby Australia claims former star Israel Folau agreed homophobic post breached rules and offered to apologiseSuper Rugby's record try-scorer Israel Folau, who was on a Aus$1 million-a-year (US$690,000), four-year deal, was fired in May for posting on Instagram that 'hell awaits' gay people and others he considers sinners.
Aug 30, 2019
Ligue 1: Players, managers and officials divided in French football's fight against homophobic banners and chantsProsecutors in Nice revealed on Thursday they had opened an investigation after Nice fans caused the suspension of Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat by Marseille by unleashing a volley of homophobic chants and banners that forced referee Clement Turpin to lead the players off the field
Aug 29, 2019
Ligue 1: Marseille win 2-1 at Nice as homophobic chants cause 10-minute stoppage in first halfPlayers from both teams were escorted from the pitch in the 28th minute following repeated appeals to Nice fans to stop homophobic chants of "Marseille are a bunch of queers" and "Go f*** yourself, Ligue 1".
Jun 25, 2019
Israel Folau cashes in as Christian group takes up fundraiser after GoFundMe campaign shut downAustralian Christian Lobby has taken over Israel Folau's fundraising attempt after his GoFundMe page was brought down. At the time of writing, over Aus$ 1 million had been raised against the target of Aus$ 3 million.
Jun 24, 2019
Australia rugby player Israel Folau defiant after 'anti-gay' crowdfunding campaign shut downIsrael Folau, a devout Christian, was fired after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of 'high-level' misconduct for posting on social media that 'hell awaits' gay people and others he considers sinners
Nov 18, 2018
Former Wales rugby captain and LGBT rights champion Gareth Thomas assaulted in Cardiff in homophobic assaultGareth Thomas, who played 100 times for Wales and captained the British and Irish Lions in two of his three appearances for the side, came out as gay in 2009 while still actively playing