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Sign, 'Anfield has given violence, racism, foul language & homophobia the boot'

MOL.2016.80

About this object

This sign was installed at Anfield Stadium in 2011 following a request to the club from Paul Amann, founder of Kop Outs – the LGBT Fan Group for Liverpool FC. It was the first sign displayed in a Premier League club stadium to include homophobia.

“At the first Liverpool Supporters’ Committee I put it to the owners that the club had a responsibility to treat homophobia as seriously as racism in line with the ground regulations. I asked that they use inclusive advice on fan behaviour.

The owner's agreed to the request and changed stadium announcements that very day. A few months later, the new signage was introduced giving a clear statement of the club's commitment in treating homophobia seriously”.
Paul Amann, 2017

The sign was kindly donated to the Museum of Liverpool by Paul.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Sign, 'Anfield has given violence, racism, foul language & homophobia the boot'
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2016.80
  • Type
    Sign
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    2011
  • Materials
    Plastic
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    300 mm x 700 mm
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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