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LATICS TO SUPPORT FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA AT IPSWICH FIXTURE

19 February 2019

Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in football.

  • Latics to dedicate this weekend’s game to Football v Homophobia.
  • Paul Cook’s squad will warm up in Football v Homophobia t-shirts.
  • Text Wigan to 80800 if you witness any form of discriminatory behaviour at the DW Stadium.

This weekend’s game against Ipswich Town at the DW Stadium will be Latics’ designated Football v Homophobia fixture for the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship season.

The players will show their support for the campaign and the club’s Together programme of equality and diversity by warming up in Football v Homophobia t-shirts ahead of the game.

Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels of football.

Representatives from Football v Homophobia recently met Latics’ U18s squad at their training base at Christopher Park, where they delivered a workshop to the players to educate them and raise awareness about homophobia in football and society.

Latics sponsored Wigan Pride celebrations for the third consecutive year in August 2018 and will continue to show their support for the event this year.

If you are an LGBTQ Latics supporter or interested in LGBTQ issues and would like to know more about the Together programme, please contact Head of Community Tom Flower at t.flower@wiganathletic.com

Should you witness any behaviour during a game, such as anti-gay chanting and hateful or prejudiced language, speak to a nearby steward, the police, a club official or contact Kick It Out via the reporting line - 0800 169 9414 – or the Kick It Out app and website. Alternatively, text WIGAN to 80800 if you witness any form of discriminatory behaviour within the DW Stadium.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.


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