17th May – Why #FOOTY4IDAHO Matters – Stamp Out Homophobia In Sport

Today – which is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) – things go to a new level.

AFL superstars including Brownlow Medallist Jobe Watson, Scott Pendlebury, Jude Bolton, Drew Petrie, Patrick Dangerfield and Chris Judd – to name just a few – are putting their weight behind a campaign to stamp out gay slurs in the game, both on and off the field.

These players are taking a pledge to stamp out the use of homophobic language, while also raising awareness of the damaging effects it can have within sport and the community. – Jason Ball in Gay footballer Jason Ball calls on players and fans to never use homophobic language, News.com.au.

Luke Ball, Jobe Watson, Scott Pendlebury, Brock McLean and Drew Petrie are just a few of the AFL’s biggest names leading a player driven campaign to tackle the issue of homophobia in sport, ahead of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) this Friday 17th May.

View this campaign and LIKE and SHARE the video amongst your community and take the pledge to never use homophobic language:

Jason Ball is an ambassador for beyondblue. To find out more about #FOOTY4IDAHO visit the AFL Players Association’s Facebook page

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
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