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The international gay rights pressure group - www.AllOut.org - has called on FIFA to publicly condemn homophobia in football, starting with a full investigation of the Nigerian Women's Football Coach, Eucharia Uche, for her homophobic coaching policies.
Human Right campaigner Peter Tatchell has also condemned the attitudes from Euchara Uche and has joined the campaign to help battle homophobia in football, saying: "The reported purge last year of lesbian players from the Nigerian women's football team by Nigerian soccer federation official James Peters is outrageous discrimination. The team's current coach has also boasted that she is attempting to remove lesbian influences from the team. These actions go against the spirit that sport should be open to everyone and that players should be judged solely on their football abilities.
"FIFA's silence and inaction is collusion with homophobic prejudice and discrimination.
It has failed to act against the anti-lesbian policies of the Nigerian football authorities.
"Sepp Blatter and FIFA must insist that Nigerian football officials halt their witch-hunt of lesbian players. Allowing this discrimination is unacceptable. The beautiful game is not beautiful when it tolerates prejudice."
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