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Homophobic chant dispersed at UK football game

Recipients of the flyer were asked to read the chant after the anthem “I am Forever Blowing Bubbles.” 

Europen LGBT publication Gay Star News reports that police are investigating an incident at a British football game where spectators were handed a flyer with homophobic speech printed on the front.

COMMENTARY: What is it with football (soccer) and homophobia?

The English football season kicks off this weekend and still there isn’t a single openly gay current player out of 5,000 professional footballers in the UK. By statistical averages, there must be in the region of 500 players who are gay or bisexual. None feel able to come out. What does this say about the state of the beautiful game?