This is an updated version of last weekend's press release which we are running again today as a reminder there is still time to lodge a bid for one of the historic shirts worn by Altrincham's players against Bradford Park Avenue at The J. Davidson Stadium tomorrow. Get your bids in now to Alty director Lawrence Looney - full details below. News of the pioneering initiative has created unprecedented interest on a global scale, and, after careful consideration, a decision has now been reached on how best to conduct the promised auction of the shirts worn on the day. Altrincham FC Commercial Director Lawrence Looney detailed how the eagerly-anticipated auction will work by saying: 'We wanted to give as wide an audience as possible the opportunity to bid for these historic shirts, whilst also rewarding those who attend the match in person.
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Nine players, including one of the more vocal straight allies Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, have lent their names and jersey numbers to the line of shirts. Kluwe released a statement about the newest pride apparel:. As players, we are role models to a wide variety of people, and this is a great way to send a message of empathy to those who love and watch the game. The debut of the shirts come at a perfect time, not only for Pride Month, and the recent openly gay athletes, but also in conjunction with the Nike Sports Summit currently happening in Portland, Oregon. The convention is where athletes, coaches, and members of the media from the sports world are gathering to discuss how to treat gays and transgender people with equality in professional sports leagues. Take a look at the design of the shirt, and find out which athletes you can choose from below:.
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Please refresh the page and retry. W hen it comes to punching above your weight, Altrincham FC have set the standard for almost a century. This is a club after all that is synonymous with giant-killings, having pulled off more FA Cup upsets of Football League sides than any other exclusively non-league team - dating all the way back to a win against Tranmere in On FA Cup fifth-round weekend this year though, Altrincham will be making an altogether different kind of history - and attempting to help defeat an even more intractable foe: homophobia.
As a third-choice goalkeeper, Brenno Costa seldom makes Gremio's matchday squad. And yet, when it comes to Brazilian football, he is a unique player. Out of more than footballers, the year-old remains the only one to have worn the No. That's the number he had on his back when he climbed the stairs at Rio de Janeiro's famed Maracana stadium to sit on the bench as an unused sub during a defeat versus Fluminense at the end of September.