All mobilised against homophobia
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has made the fight against all forms of discrimination one of its priorities and has launched an ambitious programme to ensure that racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia and sexism are completely removed from the world of professional football.
The 37th round of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats and the 38th round of the Ligue 2 BKT, which will be played on 15 and 16 May 2021, will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the fight against homophobia.
For the OM-Angers match on Sunday 16 May at the Orange Vélodrome, the players will wear shirts with rainbow-coloured numbers that represent the rainbow flag, a symbol of peace, diversity and, above all, the symbol par excellence of the LGBT movement. At the end of the matches, these exceptional shirts will be auctioned off for the benefit of the LFP's partner associations fighting homophobia, on the international platform MatchWornShirt.
In addition, following the match protocol, just before kick-off, players and referees will gather around a poster "Gay or Straight, we all wear the same shirt". Referees and match delegates will show their support by wearing a rainbow armband.
Finally, the short film entitled "Un samedi sur la terre", available below, was made voluntarily by Fabien Onteniente. It aims to raise awareness by creating empathy with a young football fan and by mobilising, for the first time in France, active professional players to carry this message.