BARROW AFC have said they are 'proud' to stand with Exeter City to combat homophobia.

This weekend on Saturday, February 19. Barrow AFC will be facing their opponents Exeter City FC away.

The match against will be designated as the Club’s annual 'Football v Homophobia' (FvH) fixture and will be the 13th time that an annual Exeter City home game has been designated as an FvH match.

Players will warm up in Football v Homophobia t-shirts and there will be articles in the match programme and announcements made before the game.

A spokesperson for Barrow AFC said: "We will be proud to stand with Exeter City this weekend to send a strong message that football is for everyone."

The FvH campaign was launched to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.

It is an international initiative that engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to make existing football structures safe, welcome and inclusive for LGBTI people.

It was founded after the death of Justin Fashanu, the first male English professional footballer to come out as gay while playing.