Thursday, September 20, 2012
Homophobia may now be a bigger problem in British football than racism, a report published by the government said yesterday.
The study, undertaken by a cross-party parliamentary committee, found that while anti-racism schemes had proved successful, fans were becoming increasingly aware of homophobic chants at grounds.
“Evidence is emerging that homophobia may now be a bigger problem in football than other forms of discrimination. Recent research found that 25 per cent of fans think that football is homophobic while 10 per cent think that football is racist,” the report said.