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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Carlisle United backing anti-homophobia campaign

Carlisle United today insisted it would do everything possible to support gay players and fans in light of the Robbie Rogers case.

The Blues are backing an international campaign to combat homophobia in football. It follows the decision of former Leeds and Stevenage winger Rogers to “step away” from the game at 25 after announcing he is gay.

United said it is vital that Brunton Park is a “safe and happy environment” for all and asked fans to help the club eradicate any homophobia.

That would apply should any Carlisle player ever follow USA international Rogers in making a similar announcement, the club added.

Media officer Andy Hall said: “The announcement made by Robbie Rogers recently has highlighted once again what is a very important issue. We want to play our part to make the stadium a safe and happy environment for everyone, and we encourage our fans to help us to eradicate anything which could stop that from happening.”

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