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The importance of the LGBT community continues to grow and grow within the English game.
With more and more clubs openly supporting LGBT and fans at numerous clubs setting up LGBT supporters groups, English football is finally becoming up to date.
It was Premier League giants Manchester United that tonight announced they’d become the first UK football club to be partnered with LGBT equality charity Stonewall UK.
Man united tweet
We've become the first UK football club to partner with LGBT equality charity @StonewallUK: manutd.co/rM #allredallequal
To which one small-minded troll replied.
@ManUtd @stonewalluk I'd rather support Bolton Wanderers than a club that endorses immorality without considering the fans
Bolton’s Twitter account came across the tweet and clearly weren’t going to let the troll have the last laugh. It’s fair to say that their simple response to the homophobia had the right kind of effect with almost 2,000 retweets since being tweeted.
Bolton wanderers tweet
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The response from Bolton Wanderers emphasises the stance on homophobia which clubs within the Football League are taking. Clubs and fans are now working hand in hand to try to eradicate this form of discrimination from the English game, with many prominent LBGT groups already functioning at clubs like Notts County, Bradford City and so on.