Whenever the media talks about homophobia in football, they focus on players coming out. Coming out is always an individual choice. But without doubt, it’s made easier when people know there’s support.
The #ComeOut2Play initiative is a Thunderclap campaign where a short, simple message is simultaneously sent to all the social media friends and followers of everyone who signs up. This gives us a massive potential reach of several million people, sending a powerful message, which reads: “If a gay footballer comes out, I’ll support them. It doesn’t matter who they score with off the pitch. #ComeOut2Play”
Most football fans and people in the football community want LGBT people in the game to feel safe and comfortable being themselves. It’s Thunderclap’s job to reassure all LGBT people in football that the vast majority of fans stand shoulder to shoulder with them.