Refusing to partake in shoelacing rainbow colors

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    Sep 24, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    The Premier League according to the metro in the uk has refused to show solidarity against homophobia. Has your opinion changed because of this?
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 24, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    JasFriedman saidThe Premier League according to the metro in the uk has refused to show solidarity against homophobia. Has your opinion changed because of this?

    Changed about the Premier League? Not really. It is about like the NFL here. Homophobic mentally substandard grunts but great athletes. I still enjoy the game. Time will cure this. And continued pressure, but the pressure that will count will be from our straight brethren. We're not going to hurt them financially but society as a whole will eventually change their thinking. Neanderthals. Probably more so in the governing body who should know better and lead but choose to be imperious.
  • LJay

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    Sep 24, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    And this is about shoelaces how?

    As a matter of fact, what is this about, period?
  • MikeW

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    Sep 24, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    LJay saidAnd this is about shoelaces how?

    As a matter of fact, what is this about, period?

    Don't you just love it when people *assume* you know what they're talking about? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 24, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    A soccer player or football player of professional standards named Joey Barton encouraged others to wear rainbow shoelaces to show solidarity for inthecloset players and this is in the UK and many clubs seemed to reject the idea but some players agreed with this show of support so I am wondering if teams all over the globe should stand in support of players who may come out, to fight against homophobobia and ignorance.
  • LJay

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    Sep 24, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
    Thanks, JasF. I figured it was something along those lines. Players doing something like that could be really cool and low key enough so as not to be threatening to the hard core ones. Somehow it strikes me better than the pink ribbons we have all over the place here.
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    Sep 24, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    JasFriedman saidThe Premier League according to the metro in the uk has refused to show solidarity against homophobia. Has your opinion changed because of this?


    It's like Kramer not wearing the AIDS ribbon to the AIDS walk or Obama not wearing the American flag pin while campaigning for the President of the United States. Rainbow shoelaces are a symbol--nothing more. Wearing them doesn't make someone or something more against homophobia than not wearing them is promoting them.

    We need to stop wasting our time with symbols. They're a distraction from the actual issues. The only way the Premier League can stand out against homophobia is through openly supporting openly gay players and ensuring they're protected against attacks by fans, players, and hostile ownership.
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    Sep 25, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Well it is a start...