football is incapable of supporting anything other than itself – Libération

football is incapable of supporting anything other than itself – Libération
football is incapable of supporting anything other than itself – Libération

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Several players were reported sick during the last day of the championship this Sunday, May 19, dedicated to the fight against homophobia. A habit in the world of football. However this year, the league opted for a discreet black logo, without a rainbow, on one sleeve of the jerseys.

We will end up seeing it as a work of sketches, a nightmare of episodes, the patient construction of a fiasco meticulously regulated by the authorities of French professional football. Two days after the world day against homophobia, Ligue 1, which draws the curtain on the 2023-2024 season this Sunday, May 19, is organizing a day dedicated to the fight against this scourge. More discreetly than last year: the rainbow flocking (the player number) disappears to make way for a black logo located on the sleeve of the jersey, the Ligue 1 patch (and Ligue 2 on Friday) which recovers the rainbow as well as the flags located on the corner posts and a pre-match protocol where the word “homophobia” is crossed out in red.

“No connection with the LGBT cause”

A concession, since it must be seen in this way, to the “incidents” of recent seasons, certain players being called pale for the most diverse reasons – the gastroenteritis of ex-Parisians Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye will remain famous – that weekend. The black logo is perverse: it consists of blurring the boundaries between homophobia and racism, that is to say passing the pill of the former under the cover of an otherwise consensual fight against racism in the Ligue 1 locker rooms. “The disappearance of rainbow flocking gives

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