Always Wolves Fan TV is backing EE Hope United who are rallying the UK to tackle online homophobic hate as part of EE’s commitment to digitally upskill the nation.
Always Wolves were approached to create a piece of content as part of EE’s Hope United Campaign aiming to tackle online hate. This campaign was specifically about tackling homophobia in football. I was pleased to be joined by Kashmire and Helen who both sit on Wolves EDI (Equality Diversity and Inclusion) Focus group to talk about this issue and raise awareness of the campaign.
WHAT IS EE HOPE UNITED?
Hope United is a team of footballers from across the Home Nations, coming together to tackle online hate. Featuring the likes of Ellen White, Lucy Bronze, Jordan Henderson, Rebecca Sellar and Demi Stokes in a squad managed by Gareth Southgate.
Hope United aims to galvanise the nation to make a stand against social media hate. Providing people with the necessary tools not only to understand the devastating effects of online hate, but also to show them how to be part of the solution.
a few statistics form EE Hope United
- Almost three quarters (71%) of Brits agree homophobia is a problem in football, which rises to nine in 10 (88%) among LGBTQ+ respondents
- 4 in 5 of us feel uncomfortable hearing homophobic hate
- Nearly half (40%) believe that social media exacerbates the issue
- A quarter of those surveyed have witnessed online homophobic hate firsthand in the past two years
- the wider UK population is less likely to take action than respondents in the LGBTQ+ community if they witnessed hate (27% vs 21%)
HOW TO REPORT HATE AT MOLINEUX
Homophobic hate will continue to go unchecked unless we do something about it. This doesn’t mean confrontation but you can report any incident to a steward who will take appropriate action. You can show support to the victim by letting them know you are there if they need you. There is also a text line which you can use to report hate on a matchday.
- Tell A Steward
- Text 07723 479887 and start your message with the word WOLVES