Leicester striker Jamie Vardy wrote a message of support to the club’s LGBT fans group, Foxes Pride, on the rainbow corner flag that he broke while celebrating his goal against Sheffield United on Sunday.
The England forward was able to get the broken flag back in the ground but received a yellow card.
After images of the goal celebration went viral, Leicester’s LGBT supporters group received a number of messages on Twitter saying Vardy’s actions were a negative response to the campaign.
However, on Tuesday the group posted an image on Twitter showing the snapped corner flag carrying the message: ‘FOXES PRIDE – keep up the good work!’ along with Vardy’s signature.
“All at Foxes Pride have been saddened by LGBT-phobic comments online over the last few days after Vardy’s corner flag goal celebration,” the group tweeted.
“We are proud and grateful for the support that Vardy and Leicester City FC continue to show for Rainbow Laces, LGBT fans and Foxes Pride.”