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Rugby Pros Tackle Homophobia

Rugby Pros Tackle Homophobia


The Sheffield Eagles, a rugby team in the U.K., will be the first professional team in the sport to don jerseys denouncing homophobia on and off the field.

The jerseys, which say "Homophobia: Tackle It!" are sponsored by LGBT History Month, Pride Sports, the University and College Union, and the National Union of Teachers, according to Pink Paper.

The Eagles will wear the jerseys during their March 13 championship game against the Widnes Vikings.

"We have scraped all our pennies together to buy these shirts for the game," said Sue Sanders of LGBT History Month. "Our organization is small and punches well above its weight to reach a wide audience of both youth and adults and raise the visibility of LGBT people and explore how we can be out and safe in sport."

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