The first gay and lesbian football supporters' group to be officially accepted by a Spanish club has pinned its shield to the wall of Barcelona's stadium and vowed to fight prejudice in one of the world's most homophobic sports.
The member of the gay and lesbian peña have already complained to England's Football Association about the insults that were directed to David Beckham during the England- Spain match a fortnight ago in Sevilla.
Journalists were watching home fans so hard for racist abuse that they failed to notice how Beckham was subjected to a barrage of homophobic insults.
Apparently the Spanish fans spent more than a minute chanting 'Beckham maricón' ('Beckham faggot'), according to the peña's spokesman, Josep Ribes.
The "maricón" insult can be heard at almost any Spanish football ground, including Barcelona's, when Real Madrid's midfielder Guti is playing.