Terrassa commemorates the International Day Against Homophobia in Football

The anniversary will be remembered in most games that will be played this weekend in the city

Terrassa joins this weekend in the commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia in Football, as it did last year for the first time. The City Council of Terrassa, with the collaboration of the Association of Football Clubs of Terrassa and the Region (ACFTC) and the Sports Council of Vallès Occidental Terrassa (CEVOT), has launched a campaign to encourage players, families, teams technicians, recreational centers and citizenship against homophobic discrimination in sport and, in particular, in football, coinciding with this event (February 19).

Throughout the weekend, before most of the 162 games that will be played, a banner with the slogan ‘Football against homophobia’ will be displayed. The clubs that adhere to the ACFTC will do so, as well as the different matches that will be played at the Can Anglada Sports Center and those organized by the Sports Council of the Vallès Occidental Terrassa in the Olympic Area. In addition, the different spaces of play will be distributed more than 4,000 information brochures on the importance of not admitting homophobic acts to sport and more than a thousand cords with the rainbow flag, which represents the LGTBI collective, and many of the players will wear their boots during this weekend’s matches.

Other activities
In addition, on Wednesday afternoon the INSOC Guadalhorce hosted a workshop on sexual and gender diversity aimed at young people at the playground, by the Conexus Association, and today, at 6 pm, there will be two simultaneous workshops at the Civic Center Montserrat Roig taught by the Relational collective and aimed at the 70 young people of the Can Anglada Sports Project, who manage the Esplai de Can Palet and the Municipal Social Services. Press Service Raval de Montserrat, 14 08221 Terrassa. Tel. 93 739 70 05 premsa@terrassa.cat www.terrassa.cat terrassa.cat facebook.com/ajterrassa twitter.com/ajterrassa The International Day against Homophobia in Football is commemorated on February 19 coinciding with the date of birth of Justin Fashanu, the first professional footballer who publicly declared his homosexuality. Fashanu, who played with different clubs in the Premier League and with the English national team, publicly declared his homosexuality in 1990. From then on, he suffered all kinds of pressure and signs of rejection and contempt, and his sports career was declining until he committed suicide in 1998.