TFC punishes players for refusing to wear jersey over homophobia

It is the weekend debate that is causing a lot of talk in French football and more particularly on the side of Toulouse FC. Several players have refused to wear the rainbow flocked jersey in support of the fight against homophobia. The latter, who refused to play, were therefore removed from the match sheet for the match against Nantes. Faced with the many reactions, the TFC decided to publish a press release to clarify the situation.

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“On the occasion of the international day against homophobia, May 17, the Toulouse Football Club and all of professional football are mobilizing against homophobia throughout this 35th day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. However, players in the professional squad have expressed disagreement over the association of their image with rainbow colors representing the LGBT movement. Although respectful of the individual choices of its players, and after numerous exchanges, the Toulouse Football Club has chosen to dismiss the said players for the meeting scheduled for this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Toulouse Stadium. The Toulouse Football Club wishes to recall that 18 nationalities and 5 continents are represented within its professional workforce. Openness to the world is an integral part of the club’s DNA. Our players are chosen for their human qualities regardless of their beliefs or convictions.can we read in particular in the press release.

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