Mazel Tov: Ajax Players Support Red Card Homophobia!

6 Jul


Our pals over at Red Card Homophobia had a major coup this week and I want to share their happy news! They met with Ajax players who signed and posed with RCH cards. I’ll let scruby tell it in her own words. Read on…

As part of our campaign to gain support from players at clubs around the world, our Dutch mod was able to approach several Ajax players about supporting our work to end homophobia in football.  After meeting with an Ajax press spokesperson to get permission, we got to talk to several players and ask them if they were okay with having their pictures taken to show that they are against homophobia in football. Happily many agreed and took photos holding the Red Card Homophobia logo. We hope that this is the first of many similar successes as we approach more clubs and players in the future.

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD
Position: Defender
Nationality: Belgian

LORENZO EBECILIO
Position: Attacker
Nationality: Dutch

DERK BOERRIGTER
Position: Attacker
Nationality: Dutch

SIEM DE JONG
Position: Midfielder
Nationality: Dutch

Ajax Official Website

Any sharing or manipulation of photos without the consent of Red Card Homophobia is strictly forbidden.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions about approaching players or teams in the future about supporting Red Card Homophobia, please email us at redcardhomophobia@gmail.com.  If you are planning on speaking with any players please contact us first for more information.

I’m so thrilled for scruby, loezzy and all the others who work tirelessly to get the message out there. All these young men just went on my Daily Drool short list, because as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing sexier than standing up for what’s right. I hope that this is just the first of many teams who help support the cause.

4 Responses to “Mazel Tov: Ajax Players Support Red Card Homophobia!”

  1. panama July 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    It’s fantastic that an internationally recognized team/the teams’s players openly take a stand against homophobia. Hope this catches and more teams jumo the wagon. Maybe it’s a prejudice, but I feel that La Liga might need this even more than the Eredevisie (NL) does…

    • panama July 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      oof, sorry – meant to write “catches on” and “jump on the bandwagon”… really need to go to sleep now…

  2. Yael Avivi July 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Thank you so much for posting this. ❤ Also I want to say it's not just me and loezzy but other amazing girls who work hard on this.

    I'm so so happy these players agreed to take photos with our logo. This is just amazing. I hope more player will do this.

    They all look really good, lol.

  3. notoriousjk July 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Awesome Awesome Awesome!!!

    little steps at a time-& kudos to the girl who went-that takes some gumption!

    bravo to all!

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