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Large homophobic banner hangs high over soccer field during game in Warsaw

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As Rafał Trzaskowski, the mayor of Warsaw, Poland is already getting backlash over signing a historic LGBT-inclusive law, some sports fans in that city are showing their disapproval of it on the soccer field. 

People attending the Legia Warsaw game on Friday were witness to hate in a large banner draped from the stands that read "keep Warsaw free from fa**ots." The acronym LGBT was also written but had a red strikethrough across it.

Trzaskowski's proclamation that came late last month, is the first of its kind which recognizes LGBT rights in Poland, a place he hopes can be inclusive. 

"Warsaw is a city for everyone that does not discriminate against anyone," said Trzaskowski after signing, adding that the city, "is a place where everyone feels safe and absolutely everyone can count on support regardless of sex, color, religion, origin, sexual orientation or views."

But some sports fans don't think so. The large banner was reportedly acknowledged by The Polish Football Association or UEFA (European Football Association).

Fare Network, a European sports group who advocates for LGBT acceptance in sports, made it clear via Twitter they aren't happy with the banner and criticize soccer officials for not speaking out yet. 

They tweeted, "So far not a word from the club or Polish FA in response."