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Exeter City took stand against homophobia for 10th year

EXETER City Football Club said “no to homophobia” at its home game with Bury on Saturday, February 16.

The match was designated as the Club’s annual “Football v Homophobia” fixture and a number of initiatives were organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group and Exeter City Community Trust.

It is 10 years ago since the international initiative was founded and the 10th time that a designated Football v Homophobia (FvH) match has been held by Exeter City.

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