RGU teams lace up for national anti-homophobia campaign

By Danny Law

Published: 21/02/2014

Footballers from Robert Gordon University wore rainbow coloured bootlaces in a crucial cup match in support of a national anti-homophobia campaign.

Earlier this year ex-Aston Villa and Everton midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger became the first former English Premier League player to reveal his sexuality. The former Germany international waited until he was retired to announce he is gay.

Liam Davis, of Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity, is reported to be Britain’s only openly gay footballer, while former England under-21 international Justin Fashanu, who played for a number of clubs including Hearts and Airdrie, came out in 1990 but took his own life eight years later.

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