Coventry and West Midlands

Football fan banned from matches for three years after homophobic abuse

Catherine Muxworthy June 22, 2023

Liam Duce appeared at Dudley Magistrate Court on June 15 where he pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words and behaviour after he was arrested for homophobic abused at a Wolves vs Chelsea match back on April 8. The 24-year-old, of High Park Crescent, Sedgley, was given a three-year football banning order and fined £461.

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Community News

Discrimination reports in football rise by a third

Besi Besemar July 24, 2019

New figures show discrimination in both professional and grassroots football rose by 32 per cent in the 2018/19 season. Statistics from Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, show reports rose to 422 in 2018/19, up from 319 in the previous year.

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Community News

Exeter City FC take stand against homophobia for 10th year running

Besi Besemar February 19, 2019

Exeter City Football Club said ‘no to homophobia’ at its home game with Bury on Saturday, February 16. THE match was designated as the Club’s annual Football v Homophobia fixture and a number of initiatives were organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group and Exeter City Community Trust.

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PREVIEW: ‘Not today: How I chose life’ – a new autobiography from Sophie Cook

Besi Besemar December 24, 2018

Trans campaigner and broadcaster Sophie Cook chronicles her voyage towards truth, validation and authenticity in a new autobiography that charts her journey through self harming and having suicidal thoughts to finally transitioning and learning how to love herself.

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