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Giving homophobia the boot
YORK City’s players will wear rainbow laces in their boots to raise awareness of homophobia in football.
The Minstermen intend to support the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall, which has encouraged players from all of the 92 Football League clubs, along with those in Scotland, to don the laces and declare there is no room for prejudice in the game.
York received the laces earlier this week and, having previously worked with York Pride, the club said it was in full support of the need to tackle homophobia in the sport and would support the initative in the Sky Bet League Two game at Wycombe on Saturday.
Boss Nigel Worthington said: “Discrimination of any form is just not acceptable.
“We are supporting the Stonewall initiative to raise the profile of this important issue.
“We are a club which embraces and celebrates diversity.”
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