Homophobia in Football
DID YOU KNOW?*
72% of football fans say they have heard homophobic abuse while watching live sports in the past five years.
Nearly two thirds of people say more should be done to make LGBT people feel accepted in sport.
63% of young people say they wish more sports players were open about their sexual orientation.
Nearly 90% of supporters say they would be either 'proud' or 'neutral' if their favourite player came out as gay.
Food for thought
In 2018, Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup Finals. It is illegal in Russia to promote or engage in 'propaganda' relating to LGBT relationships.
In 2022, Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup Finals. Qatar is one of 10 countries in the world where being gay is illegal and punishable by death.
*ICM survey, August 2016, commissioned by Stonewall