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Is Brazilian football finally starting to fight homophobia?

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Referee Anderson Daronco

Good morning and welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. This week, we’re looking at the Brazilian league’s new plan to curb homophobia in stadiums, the Brazilian women’s team’s new (Swedish!) coach, and a profile of Tyneside’s new favorite striker: Joelinton. Happy reading!

Is Brazilian football finally starting to fight homophobia?

Homophobia has long plagued Brazilian football. Whenever there is an opposing player that one set of fans dislikes, the uninventive go-to insult is simply to chant that the player is a “viado,” a faggot. When singing about rival teams, once again, homophobic insults are the first port of call.

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