We’re all Fans for Diversity at the North London Derby
As part of the build up for the North London Derby, Proud Lilywhites hosted a stand to promote Fans for Diversity in Tottenham Square before the big match.
Preceded by a pitch side photo call, a number of volunteer members gave out Proud Lilywhite branded sweets and stickers, Kick it Out badges and information packs together with flyers letting fans know how they can be a Fan of Diversity in football.
The message being given to fans was that everyone can be a Fan of Diversity and that no matter what your gender identity or sexuality, hate and abuse has no place in football and we can all play our part in kicking discrimination out of the game.
In addition, the resounding victory on the pitch brought a happy conclusion to our trifecta of events; following a win over the Gay Gooners in the pub quiz and our 5-a-side game, the first eleven secured the hat-trick for a memorable week.
We were also delighted to see the Proud Lilywhite flag in pride of place inside the ground, which was seen by millions on TV during the broadcast. Many positive comments were received by the team and messages of support were shared on social media through out the day. Here’s a selection of our favourites:
@flackjo: @SpursLGBT Thanks for the sweet today….they must be good luck! You will have to hand them out at every game!
@rnendick: @SpursLGBT loving seeing the rainbow flag at Spurs today on #btsport
@delme_cupido: @SpursLGBT Saw banner on Telly here in #SouthAfrica today we are all #proudlilywhites
The team were joined by members from the Spurs Disabled Supporters Association and Kick It Out’s CEO Roisin Wood. Photos of the day are below.