Bigotry and Discrimination

Dear Friend,

I just signed a petition asking the FIFA to give Nigerian Football Federation the red card for kicking women off the national team “not because they were bad players, but because they were lesbians.”

This week, the coach of Nigeria’s women’s football team told the New York Times that she has dealt with “the big problem” of lesbianism on the team. She made her point clear: love between two women is a “dirty issue”.

But there’s something we can do about it. In the battle against bigotry and discrimination, FIFA, football’s world governing body, has real moral authority, and they can use that authority to take a clear stand against this outrageous discrimination.

With the Women’s World Cup launching this weekend, will you take a moment to ask FIFA president Joseph Blatter to play by FIFAs rules, and investigate the harassment and termination of players “suspected” of being gay.