There was a gay old atmosphere at Boundary Park last night, when Oldham Athletic took to the field in their new all-pink kit in support of Homosexuality, which is raging out of control in the Lancashire town.
The visitors for the League One encounter were Leeds United, who appeared stunned by the new strip. The match ended 1-1, a result which didn't satisfy either manager or their promotion aspirations, but which, at least, showed no discrimination against the Gay Community.
Homosexuality is rampant in Oldham after a lull in recent years, and local gay groups had petitioned the football club with a view to promoting it amongst football supporters as part of the Sol Campbell initiative to get more gay players into the game.
Last night's eyecatching pink strip heralded the start of a major campaign by gays to infiltrate the leagues, and to ensure that every club in England includes a gay player by 2011.
Boundary Park officials even went so far as to give parts of the ground a pink paint job, including the dressing rooms, some areas of seating and the ticket office.
Hull City player Dean Windass, currently on loan to Oldham until the end of the season, came on as an 89th minute substitute last night. He said:
"Pink's for sissies, intit?"