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The football club Liverpool fight (somewhat) against homophobia

now this asshole Luis Suarez should not be called asshole. © Liverpoolfc.com
now this asshole Luis Suarez should not be called asshole. © Liverpoolfc.com

(Blogmensgo, August 15, 2013) The leaders of English football club Liverpool launched in late July 2013, a crusade against discrimination in general, particularly homophobic. In the field, but also in the stands and in the locker room. With the intention of management and staff, but not the players.

The discrimination crusade Liverpool Football Club materializes on one side by a specific training, the other by a handbook Annotated vocabulary to ban inside the club.

Besides the insults and slurs related disability, real or perceived femininity, race, religion or nationality of people, handbook and training want to tackle unpleasant remarks about gender identity and sexual orientation.

In the list of words and phrases "unacceptable" it is especially poof (fag) and fag (fag) lezzer (dyke) and dyke(dyke), knob jockey (friend of the jacket) and rent-boy (michetonneur) lady-boy(woman club) and tranny (transvestite),you're gay (you play like a fag) and do not be a woman (stop playing like a girl).

Liverpool has not always been at the forefront in the fight against discrimination, as evidenced by the case Suárez. In 2011, Luis Suarez had agoni French defender Patrice Evra racist abuse and Liverpool club saw fit to support his player. But in 2012, Liverpool became the first Premier League club to officially march in a Gay Pride.

Comment. Anti-discrimination campaign Liverpool does not include players on the grounds that it is the federation and not the club they are expected to make their guidelines for ethics and morality.  players are yet paid by the club and not the federation, until proven otherwise.

The initiative of the Liverpool Football Club is close to that of the tennis tournament at Roland Garros (see our article of 28 November 2011 .)  The difference is that for as tennis players and imposes sanctions monetary offenders (which is legally possible because the players are not employed by the organization of the tournament, in France, a company has no right to impose financial penalties on employees).

This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.

Philca & Matt / MensGo (via blog Big Browser

 

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