The sign was spotted in the crowd as Celtic (know as ‘the Hoops’ to fans) took on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on August 19 – the same day as Glasgow’s annual Pride parade.
Fans were quick to hop on social media in praise of the club’s progressive supporters. One fan wrote: “My younger brother is Gay and when he seen this today he said he’s never been prouder to be a Celtic fan. Definitely a club like no other.”
“Proud to be a Celtic supporter and gay!!! #clublikenoother” wrote another, reports The Scottish Sun.
My younger brother is Gay and when he seen this today he said he’s never been prouder to be a Celtic fan. Definitely a club like no other ?? pic.twitter.com/wOSQsvk4Ya
— Conor Garland (@garland_conor) August 19, 2017
All of that positivity must’ve worked because the team went on to secure a 2-0 victory, with goals from James Forrest and Callum McGregor.
Leicester City fans should take a leaf of the Hoops’ book; on the same day two supporters were arrested at a Brighton match for shouting homophobic abuse at rival fans.
A witness told the New Straits Times that a group of “around 20 to 30 Leicester City fans close to Brighton supporters suddenly started chanting vicious homophobic abuse and making homophobic gestures. It was like something out of the 1970s.”
— DC⭐️ (@DOOGZ1888) August 19, 2017
Many fans took to social media after the match to complain about homophobic chanting which happened during the game. Leiceister Police were quick to announce that two fans had been removed from the stadium and arrested for their abusive, anti-gay behaviour.
“We are committed to creating a passionate, inclusive, welcoming environment at King Power Stadium, in which everyone is free to enjoy the match-day experience,” a Leicester spokesman said in a statement on Monday.
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