LAFC Partners with GLAAD to Tackle Homophobic Chant
A still-too-common homophobic goal kick chant marred LAFC’s inaugural season, and the team has pledged to take a zero-tolerance stance toward it in 2019.
They and the 3252 Independent Supporters Union are working with LGBT media watchdogs GLAAD and have produced a bilingual video specifically calling out the goal kick chant.
The club isn’t stopping with education. Seeming to take a cue from successful strategies at the FIFA World Cup, they will have an increased staff and security presence specially trained to deal with this issue. Hopefully the one-two punch of education and enforcement will work and serve as a blueprint in other places where this is an issue.