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No one in sport should feel unable to be themselves

Today it was announced that most sports fans in England, Wales and Scotland say they would be comfortable with their club signing a gay player, according to a BBC Radio 5 live survey.

Key findings show that 82% of supporters would have no issue with a gay player. However, 8% of football fans said they would stop watching their team.

No one in sport should feel unable to be themselves - either on or off of the pitch. While the results of this poll are encouraging and demonstrate progress, there is a still consistent minority whose behaviour is damaging and hateful towards lesbian, gay, bi and trans players, officials and fans.

Stonewall will continue to work with clubs, officials, governing bodies and players until all LGBT people feel fully able to participate in sport and are accepted without exception.

To find out more about Stonewall's work on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within sport, check out our Rainbow Laces campaign.