Friday, September 21, 2012

Antihomophobia ads to appear on football stadium jumbotrons in Australia

This after openly gay Yarra Glen footballer Jason Ball had launched a campaign urging the AFL to show anti-homophobia ads at stadiums and after nearly 26,000 people signed his petition.
...The video clips, produced by No to Homophobia - a collective of gay rights and social justice groups - will be shown on the scoreboards before the games at ANZ Stadium and the MCG.
     Announcers at the grounds will introduce the ads by reminding fans that, ''discrimination in any form is never acceptable - whether it's on the footy field or in everyday life''.
     The AFL was criticised for not doing more to combat homophobia after St Kilda's Stephen Milne escaped with a fine and an education course, rather than a suspension, for calling Collingwood defender Harry O'Brien a ''f---ing homo'' during a game last month.

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