Nancy Kelley Louise Clarke Jim Hearson Michelle Daltry Malcolm Hirst James Macnaught city Manchester reports guidelines Nancy Kelley Louise Clarke Jim Hearson Michelle Daltry Malcolm Hirst James Macnaught city Manchester

Over 100 LGBT+ people and allies in football sign open letter calling out 'dangerous and speculative' media coverage of gay footballers

states. “Sensationalised accounts in the media of agony and anguish give the perception that complacency has set in on homophobia in football.“The truth is that there has never been a more concerted team effort to tackle prejudice, but its progress is hampered by such accounts and makes gay and bi people across the men’s game feel less safe and less likely to feel they can be honest and open about their identity.”Proud Canaries' founder Louise Clarke; Jim Hearson of London Titans FC; Stonewall chief executive Nancy Kelley; Michelle Daltry of LGBT+ Sport Cymru; and Love Football Hate Racism’s Malcolm Hirst are among the signatories.

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