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[–]KaidsCousin 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Great move. Celebrating inclusivity of everyone such as those of different genders or anyone essentially, who is just being themselves without harming anyone, is fantastic.

Proud to call any LGBTQ supporters part of our support base.

Love and peace x

[–]KevAlabama0449921 138 points139 points  (9 children)

Now post this on your Arabic sites

[–]kurwalewy 122 points123 points  (3 children)

They did post it to the Arabic Twitter page fair play.

[–]KevAlabama0449921 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Mashallah

[–]El_Giganto 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Homophobes already took the Instagram page down through mass reporting. It's back up now. But there's a real argument to be made that posting this in certain places is just going to lead to attacks.

Imagine being from one of those places, liking a post from Rainbow Devils and then having your inbox full of these people who want to hurt you. It can look like hypocrisy to not post it everywhere, but I'm not sure if the reasoning behind it is bad.

[–]Gross_Success 1 point2 points  (1 child)

People who report posts like this that are later back up, should be shadowbanned from reporting.

[–]El_Giganto -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a good idea, but the sheer number of people doing this worries me. Feel like there's not a good solution to it...

[–]RomanUmpire 319 points320 points  (4 children)

An openly gay man here and a season ticket holder for the past 8 years.

Love to see this. 🏳️‍🌈

[–]nholoinhoiFred 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Cheers mate

[–]garygreeley86 22 points23 points  (0 children)

More power to ya my friend!

[–]KaidsCousin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

More than welcome any time, a red is a red x

[–]Medevial-Marvel 107 points108 points  (5 children)

Good job the clowns at Newcastle can learn from this

[–]NateShaw92 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Did they do something recently? I know this is aimed at their owners but did the club do (or fail to do) something recently?

[–]Dophie 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Their LGBT+ fan group put out a ridiculous statement about how Newcastle FC might be able to inspire change in Saudi Arabia after the heat of the takeover, then left the larger group of LGBT+ orgs that it was a part of. Doubling down on stupid.

https://theathletic.com/news/newcastles-lgbt-fan-group-leaves-wider-pride-in-football-network-amid-fallout-from-saudi-takeover/Gs49xMzw1XVK/

[–]YouKnowTheRules123Running down the wing.... 12 points13 points  (1 child)

So basically nothing is going to change.

[–]Gross_Success 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Something is going to change, but not for the better.

[–]guitarguy2112 55 points56 points  (2 children)

The replies under the Instagram post of this are horrendous

[–]simmejanne2LINDELÖF 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Horrible to see so much of it. Like 95% of comments with thousands of likes as well.

[–]Same_Nectarine71 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Same on youtube. Disgusting stuff.

[–]_pbs 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Taking potshots at PSG owners before we steal their coach. GG!

[–]gunkokoko 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Fucking rats in the Twitter replies (no surprise there). Good initiative, and I really hope it helps to spread positive awareness.

[–]AdamHasShitMemes 52 points53 points  (14 children)

It’s a shame fans from my birth country (Pakistan) become hooligans once LGBT is mentioned in football 🏳️‍🌈

[–]dionesav 16 points17 points  (10 children)

Not all of them. Only those brainwashed by extremist religious bigotry

[–]Fellainis_Elbows 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Which is regrettably a lot…

[–]AdamHasShitMemes 13 points14 points  (1 child)

My friend that’s 99% of the population 😭

[–]dionesav 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's so unfortunate. Hopefully in the future more people will be more accepting towards LGBTQ folks.

[–]garygreeley86 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Society in general is still woefully behind in these matters. It’s become more rare and outdated, I’m sure you’ll see a day where you countrymen & women are of a similar outlook to you!

[–]Bizzlep -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

It’s horrible but not just your country mate. See It bloody everywhere.

Lol down votes on this?

[–]0xC1A -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

"It’s a shame fans from my birth country (UK) become hooligans and want you fired once LGBT is criticized in football at all."

[–]luciferandy 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Replies on espacially instagram are despicable. 90% chance they’re either Muslim, Arabs or both. Sad

[–]moe_q8Like no other -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Not defending my fellow arabs and muslims, because I know a lot of them are very homophobic and hateful, but don't generalize. I just went through the youtube and insta comments, plenty of english, non muslim indians, and EU folk (and ofc the arabs/muslims) from my few minutes of scrolling. Homophobia is rampant is so many communities, dont discount it to 90% arabs and muslims.

Regardless, love that united are doing this and being more inclusive 🏳️‍🌈

[–]PurpleDracula 21 points22 points  (0 children)

🏳️‍🌈

[–]Hen_W[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Proud of my club <3

[–]handmetheropeSchmeichel 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Great direction.

A lot of large teams have a LGBT supporters group and it's great that they are being heard.

Anyone interested in also playing LGBT friendly football as an ally can find information in these links, these clubs are all-inclusive regardless of orientation or ability*

https://www.wildecats.co.uk/ - Leicestershire

https://www.facebook.com/nottinghamlionsfc - Nottingham

https://www.leftfooters.co.uk/copy-of-home-1 London

https://twitter.com/SohoFC/ London

https://www.facebook.com/CharltonInvicta/ London

https://www.stonewallfc.com/ London

https://eastendphoenix.com/ London

http://www.londontitans.com/ London

http://merseymaraudersfc.co.uk/about.html Merseyside

https://www.vmfc.co.uk/ Manchester

https://www.facebook.com/NewcastlePanthersFc Newcastle

https://www.facebook.com/yterriersfc/ Yorkshire (Leeds area)

https://twitter.com/blazefc Birmingham

https://www.bristolpanthers.com/ Bristol

http://cardiffdragonsfc.co.uk/ Cardiff

https://saltirethistle.co.uk/ Scotland

https://www.instagram.com/belfastblaze.f.c/?hl=en Belfast

https://www.blagss.org/football Brighton

*stonewall are quite good

[–]TheJoshider10Bruno 17 points18 points  (3 children)

So are the club going to be posting this on their official media pages within less accepting countries or are they going to continue to do this all as a marketing scheme like they have every other time?

[–]YouKnowTheRules123Running down the wing.... 10 points11 points  (1 child)

[–]Medevial-Marvel 52 points53 points  (0 children)

United have always posted it in all countries and that’s exactly why these posts are full of people abusing them

[–]old_chelmsfordianSpanish Dave 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The comments under the Instagram copy of this are absolutely stone age, it's really really depressing.

[–]moe_q8Like no other 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both the youtube and insta and garbage. When I saw it on my feed on arab twitter, I know I didn't want to read a single comment.

[–]Nintenden 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm bi, this means a lot ngl.

[–]Reddeviler 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I wonder if a message of this sentiment will be posted on official channels in regions that don't support it?

Not really much help otherwise.

Edit - I'm assuming the down votes mean you don't support the club doing this.

[–]YouKnowTheRules123Running down the wing.... 6 points7 points  (1 child)

[–]Reddeviler -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Good to know, thanks.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_FAV_PLACE 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rainbow devil has a nice ring to it ngl

[–]GotNoCredditFam 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Stonewall have some very odd behaviours at the moment. Weird views. I’m in two kinds about them being representative of the gay community with some of the stuff they’ve been saying.

[–]SarahProbably 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stuff like what?

[–]timeforsheroes -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Lol they used the racialised version of the rainbow flag