A British Rugby League Club will wear unique anti-homophobia shirts in an upcoming game later this month.

Sheffield Eagles players will walk onto the pitch wearing the shirts, which carry the message ‘Homophobia – Tackle It’, during their first home game of the season against Widnes Vikings on 13 March.

The kit is sponsored by the UK’s LGBT History Month and LGBT sports group, Pride Sports.

The team will also be presented with the Pride Sports Challenge Cup, a trophy that will recognise, annually, Rugby League teams which support LGBT History Month.

“Sheffield Eagles RLFC are the first professional sports club in the UK to make a public stand against homophobia in sport,” said LGBT History Month.

The team are not just wearing the kit, however, they have supported a number of LGBT History Month events, travelling across the country to show their commitment to dealing with this issue.

The 13 March game has already attracted significant media interest and invited guests will include Ministers, representatives of the sports councils and representatives of other national governing bodies of sport.

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