Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Justin Campaign Statement on The FA Charging Of Ravel Morrison

The Justin Campaign is pleased to hear that The FA has decided to charge West Ham United player Ravel Morrison over his widely reported homophobic Tweet.

Whether or not Mr. Morrison’s comments in the Tweet were simply ill judged or a product of a more ingrained attitude towards the LGB and T communities, the fact remains that remarks of this nature are totally unacceptable and need to be acted upon by both the football authorities and the relevant clubs.

Comments like Mr. Morrison’s are not “banter”, they are abuse, plain and simple, and they reinforce the view that football is not a welcoming place for LGBT fans or players.

We therefore applaud The FA for taking this action and are confident that the more homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are challenged by those in football, the sooner we can rid the game, which is often described as ‘beautiful’, of this ugliness.

Here is The FA statement in full:

"West Ham United’s Ravel Morrison has been charged under FA Rule E3 for use of abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person’s sexual orientation.

Morrison has until 4pm on 17 February 2012 to respond to the charge.”

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