Jump to content
  • Welcome!

    Tired of Kevins and Karens on Facebook and other social media platforms?

    Our forum is completely focused on football and moderated to keep discussions civil. Sound good? Sign up!

Players Recieving 'Brutal' Homophobic Abuse

Recommended Posts

layers are receiving "brutal" homophobic abuse from supporters at matches, says Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney.

Discussing discrimination experienced on matchdays, the Irishman said he felt examples of racism in stadiums appeared to be falling whereas hearing homophobic language is becoming more common.

"I'm not saying racism doesn't happen anymore, but it's very rare that you hear racism from the crowd," said the 36-year-old, whose Palace side face Liverpool on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

"Homophobic stuff is pretty brutal. That seems to be the new thing.

"As a player on the pitch, some of the obscenities that get yelled at you, to me, it is what it is. Some of it's homophobic. Some of it's about your family. Some of it's gruesome stuff.

"It's become acceptable now to yell obscenities and just give players grief," added Delaney, who was speaking at an event by Crystal Palace and Fans For Diversity, which is a campaign run in partnership between Kick It Out and the Football Supporters' Federation.

Kick It Out last month revealed a "significant" 59 percent rise in reported incidents of discrimination within football - over 300 reports relating to 282 incidents of discriminatory abuse, through to the end of 2017.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 0
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Days

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

football forum
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...