Ebbsfleet United Football Club and the Fleet Trust will be making clear their opposition to homophobia in football at the home game with Bromley this Tuesday night.
The match is a designated ‘Football v Homophobia’ fixture – a move welcomed by the club directors in support of the 2015 FvH campaign. The Fleet also supported the campaign by holding a designated match in 2013.
FvH is a fan-led volunteer-driven campaigning organisation that is focused on ridding the game of all forms of homophobia. It holds a month of action in February each year as Justin Fashanu, the first openly gay footballer, was born on February 19.
Fleet players will be warming up in Football v Homophobia T-shirts and an article about the campaign will be featured in the matchday programme.
Fleet fan Phil Moss – who helped arrange the tie-up between the club and FvH in 2013 and again this year – said, “I’m extremely proud that Ebbsfleet United and the Fleet Trust are demonstrating their support for and commitment to the FvH campaign at tonight’s match.”
Football v Homophobia’s website can be found at www.footballvhomophobia.com