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Millwall Romans - Meet Lions’ LGBT team breaking down barriers in English football

18 October 2021

Representatives from the Millwall Romans have recently featured in The Sun newspaper to speak about the Millwall community and breaking down barriers in English football.

"Millwall Romans play in the London Unity League and striker John Goodyear said: “There are similarities between the LGBT community and Millwall. We are both often persecuted unfairly by outsiders.

“And while the club’s fans sing 'No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care', we are more 'Some People Don’t Like Us, They Don’t Understand.'

“But we are hoping, with Millwall’s help, we can break down barriers and more people from the LGBT community can enjoy football.”

The Romans were formed as the London Romans in 2006 and played in north London before being incorporated by Millwall’s Community Trust and moving south of the river last year.

General manager Paul Loding added: “When I spoke with Sean Daly of the Millwall Community Trust, he told us he wanted The Romans to feel part of the Millwall family — and we really do..."

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