SUNDERLAND AFC today pledged to support the fight against discrimination.
The Black Cats have signed up to the international Football v Homophobia campaign, designed to make soccer more inclusive at both professional and grassroots levels.
The club is now planning to fly a rainbow flag at the Stadium of Light to mark the International Day Against Homophobia in May.
It follows a recent announcement that SAFC’s catering subsidiary, 1879 Event Management, will provide catering facilities at North East lesbian gay bisexual and transgender festival, Newcastle Pride.
Mark Nichols, chairman of Northern Pride, said: “We have been working with SAFC and 1879 Events Management for the past two years. The support and understanding both organisations have shown for the fight against homophobia in that time has been amazing and we’re delighted to be continuing that relationship into 2014 and beyond.”