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Thu 30 Jun, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

The more of us that sign, the harder it will be for FIFA to continue to ignore our call

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All Out org: Push FIFA to act on Lesbians in Nigeria banned from World Cup

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The President of the German Football Federation just issued the following statement joining the international community calling on FIFA--football's international governing body--to investigate news reports that the Nigeria's Women's football coach is purging suspected lesbians from the team:

"Our association resolutely combats any kind of discrimination. This also includes the fight against homophobia. The current issue around the coach of the Nigerian national team certainly requires further discussion. But this can only be done by the tournament host, which is FIFA."

The Women's World Cup is in full swing and FIFA is trying desperately to make the story go away and even trying to discredit the idea that there is a problem on the Nigerian team. But Nigeria's coach was very clear when she spoke to The New York Times, when she said "Homosexuality is a dirty thing, spiritually and morally it is very, very wrong".

Already over 35,000 All Out members have joined the campaign, adding to the growing voices of athletes, coaches and commentators pressing hard behind the scenes. The more of us that sign, the harder it will be for FIFA to continue to ignore our call. Will you join us in telling FIFA to publicly condemn homophobia on Nigeria's football team? Homophobia has no place in football.

All the best and All Out,
Andre, Erika, Guillaume, Jeremy, Joseph, Nita, Oli, Prerna, Tile, Wesley and the rest of the team at All Out


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