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British soccer stadium staff banned from saying 'fairy,' 'handicapped'

July 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM   |   Comments

LIVERPOOL, England, July 31 (UPI) -- The owners of a British soccer team have given staff a list of banned words, including "fairy," "handicapped" and "lady-boy."

Officials with the Liverpool, England, soccer club gave staff who come into contact with the public at Anfield stadium a list of words and phrases they aren't allowed to use, including "fairy," "play like a girl," "midget," "that's gay," "lady-boy," "fag" and "dyke," The Sun reported Wednesday.

The officials said the list is an attempt to tackle sexism, homophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination.

"This program enables our employees to recognize inappropriate language and take the necessary steps to ensure Anfield is free from all forms of discrimination," a club spokesman said.

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