AUSTRALIA - The University Blacks: This football team changed their stripe in a cool show of support for LGBT people

  • metta

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    Aug 31, 2015 3:35 AM GMT
    This football team changed their stripe in a cool show of support for LGBT people

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    One of Australia’s oldest football teams today swapped tradition for a rainbow show of support for LGBT people.


    The University Blacks, as part of a broader campaign to support LGBT people, swapped their traditional colours for rainbow jumpers.

    The move was part of the ‘gay, that’s ok’, campaign.

    As well as having players wear the rainbow jerseys, the team also painted its 50-metre line with rainbows.

    The initiative was inspired by former player Lachlan Beaton, who hid his sexuality for years before coming out.

    The team in todays show of support became the first of its kind in the Victorian Amateur Football Association to do so.
    Other teams have already announced plans to do the same in upcoming matches.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/30/this-football-team-changed-their-strip-in-a-cool-show-of-support-for-lgbt-people/
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    Sep 02, 2015 1:18 AM GMT
    Where can I get that jersey?
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    Sep 02, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    AUSTRALIA - The University Blacks: This football team changed their strip in a cool show of support for LGBT people

    "Strip" or "stripe(s)"? Not that I wouldn't want to also see these guys strip, not uncommon to do among many men's sports teams outside the US. We Yanks are such prudes.
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 02, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    Woof.
  • Zigs_01

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    Oct 14, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
    What a shame. I thought the article said football teams strips in a cool show for LGBT people.
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    Oct 16, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    how gay
  • kew1

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    Oct 17, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
    Can an Australian help, is Aussie Rules also known as soccer? Because that's what this team play. Wrong forum?
    Different shape pitch,rules,goal post configuration etc.
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    Oct 21, 2015 5:09 AM GMT
    Aunty_Jack said
    kew1 saidCan an Australian help, is Aussie Rules also known as soccer? Because that's what this team play. Wrong forum?
    Different shape pitch,rules,goal post configuration etc.


    No matter two very, very different games. The Pommies call it football and the ball is round, and you can't touch the ball with your hands.

    Aussie Rules the Sherwin Football is more egg shaped and your hands are all over the ball. All is also more entertaining to watch.
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    Oct 21, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    Gosh does Americanism have to invade everything. Being an Aussie, I'm not mad on rainbiows.
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    Oct 21, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
    David666k saidhow gay


    Agreed.