Premier League clubs face abuse for supporting LGBT

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Some 16 out of the 20 Premier League clubs—also including Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City—backed LGBT+ equality in football by posting rainbow-themed profile pictures and messages to mark the Rainbow laces, the campaign held by the British LGBT charity Stonewall, in protest against homophobic bullying in sport in general and in football in part. But not all social media users were excited about it, and they wrote a number of homophobic comments on Facebook pages of trhe clubs who supported this initiative. But there were also those who welcomed this idea. “Good stuff. There is no place for homophobia in football or anywhere in sport, no more than there is racism,” one person posted after Tottenham Hotspur gave its profile picture an LGBT+ makeover,“Plenty of the comments here demonstrate why this is required. Spurs are showing some leadership here and it makes me proud to support them.”

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