Football v Homophobia

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Stokes accepts FA misconduct charge

Coventry City defender Chris Stokes has today accepted a charge of misconduct from The FA. The charge is in relation to a tweet sent out by the 25 year old during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur & Chelsea on Monday, May 2nd 2016. After quickly deleting the tweet and publicly apologising on both … Continue reading

Stokes’ homophobic tweet published by LGBT magazine Attitude

A tweet sent out including a homophobic slur by Coventry City defender Chris Stokes has been published by LGBT magazine Attitude. During the Premier League match between Chelsea & Tottenham Hotspur last Monday evening, which saw the Premier League title handed to Leicester City, Stokes used the slur to describe the player’s behaviour on the … Continue reading

Stokes under investigation for homophobic tweet

Coventry City Football Club have confirmed they are to hold an internal investigation following a tweet containing a homophobic remark sent out by defender Chris Stokes last night. During the Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Stokes sent out a tweet to his near 4,000 followers using the word “faggots.” Stokes quickly deleted … Continue reading

Steven Pressley backs anti homophobia campaign.

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has backed the campaign by Stonewall and Paddy Power which saw professional players throughout England and Scotland wear rainbow coloured laces in their boots over the weekend to help promote the the issue of homophobia in football. City captain Carl Baker and defenders Blair Adams & Andy Webster wore the … Continue reading

Coventry players could wear rainbow laces in bid to tackle homophobia.

Coventry City players could sport rainbow coloured boot laces on Saturday in their away game with Port Vale in support of a campaign by Stonewall addressing homophobia. Stonewall have sent the laces all all Premier League, Football League and Scottish League clubs urging players to show their support to the cause. The Right Behind Gay … Continue reading