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Norwich City F.C. Honors Justin Fashanu

March 9, 2011

Justin Fashanu was recently inaugurated into the Norwich City Football Club Hall of Fame. Norwich City F.C. unveiled a Hall of Fame banner of Fashanu to commemorate his years of playing for the club and to show the club’s support in

Together against homophobia in football, Jason Hall (founding director of The Justin Campaign) holds banner with David McNally (NCFC Chief Executive).

ending homophobia in football.

Fashanu, who was with the English Football League Championship Association Football club from 1978 to 1981, has been a strong symbol in the fight against homophobia since he committed suicide in May 1998. In his honor, The Justin Campaign was established in 2008. It aims to end homophobia and promote the inclusion of gay players in the world of football. Members of The Justin Campaign were also present during the unveiling of Fashanu’s banner.

David McNally, Chief Executive of Norwich City F.C., said: “Justin is a worthy member of the hall of fame with more than 100 appearances for the club and 40 goals at the highest level and in his day was a real star for the football club.”

McNally also emphasized that Norwich City F.C. is proud to support the endeavors of The Justin Campaign because “discrimination of any kind shouldn’t be accepted in any form of society and especially [in our] football club.”

He said: “We deplore racism of any kind and will do all we can to help The Justin Campaign and the people from Norwich Pride achieve their aims.”

Justin Fashanu in Norwich City FC’s colors

For more information on The Justin Campaign, please visit their website: www.thejustincampaign.com.

[Norwich Evening News]

– N.E.

 

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