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

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

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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.