Homophobic banner is unveiled at football match in Poland


A banner displaying the phrase “Warsaw free from faggots” was on display at a Legia Warsaw football match between Legia Warsaw and Miedź Legnica. On March 1st at the Warsaw Polish Army Stadium the Leiga fans displayed it, according to Fare Network, which advocates for inclusivity in football. The group added that the officials from both teams left the situation without attention. Polish Football Association also did not comment the incident. The banner comes just two weeks after Warsaw’s mayor Rafał Trzaskowski made a public declaration in support of LGBT+ rights that brought him under fire, as we reported earlier today. He said: “I will not tolerate incitement to hate on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, race, faith, age or sexual orientation.” The mayor said he would “respond to any such cases” of homophobia and hit back at attempts “to mislead the public about my intentions [to support LGBT+ rights] and scandalous lies and slander.”


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