The Ligue de Football Professionnel against discrimination and homophobia

3 June 2024

The Ligue de Football Professionnel against discrimination and homophobia

As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, the Ligue de Football Professionnel and the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs mobilized during the last weekend of games of the season to send a clear and firm message: Let’s get rid of homophobia!

The LFP continues its major campaign against discrimination, with a new section dedicated to the fight against homophobia. Seven weeks after an exceptional mobilization on a day dedicated to the fight against racism, French professional football mobilitized to fight homophobia in all Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT stadiums.

On the pitch, all the players wore a special jersey with a special logo to sybolise their commitment against homophobia. Also the competition badges changed color for this occasion, becoming a rainbow. In addition, referees, coaches and delegates wore a special armband, while all officials and journalists wore a pin.

All the protocol elements (competition flags, corner posts and toblerones) were rainbowed, together with a protocol panel “Let’s get rid of homophobia”, highlighted at the centre of the pitch, where players of each match took pictures with, LED panels broadcasting rainbow colors and the special logo of the campaign and much more.

A major digital system, around the #DégagageonsLesDiscriminations, was also activated throughout the weekend and relayed by the entire French professional football ecosystem (competitions, clubs, broadcasters, partners, media, influencers and former players) in order to offer maximum visibility to this logo in the fight against homophobia.

The jerseys flocked with the special logo worn by the players are up for auction on the international platform MatchWornShirt. All the proceeds will then be donated to four anti-discrimination associations with which the LFP collaborates throughout the year: Licra, the Foundation for Inclusive Sport, Foot Ensemble and Her Game Too.

This communication campaign aimed at the general public is part of an ambitious strategy to fight against all forms of discrimination. Throughout the season, the LFP organises awareness-raising workshops on the fight against discrimination, in particular against homophobia, racism and anti-Semitism in all Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT clubs. Alongside anti-discrimination associations and the UNFP, the LFP visits professional clubs to meet professional players, staff members, managers, but also supporters in order to raise awareness of the fight against discrimination.

Read more information about this special campaign here.


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