HUNDREDS of fans flocked to see a groundbreaking inclusive football match during Pride.

Revellers journeyed to the Whitehawk FC’s TerraPura Ground in East Brighton Park on Sunday to watch LGBT side Rainbow Rovers win 4-2 against a Premier League All-Star team.

The Rainbow Rovers side, player managed by transgender writer Sophie Cook, played in a special kit designed by former Brighton Festival curator David Shrigley.

Meanwhile the Premier League All-Stars, managed by ex-Brighton player Guy Butters, included former Tottenham and England star Paul Walsh and ex-Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie.

Whitehawk FC commercial manager Kevin Miller said it was “a day to celebrate inclusion”.

He said: “I’d like to thank Sophie, Guy and all the players from both teams, as well as all the backroom team here at Whitehawk who made it happen.

“It was a fantastic day, a day to celebrate inclusion on a weekend where the city lit a beacon for diversity across the world.

“This match was all about celebrating diversity, but was also to demonstrate that Whitehawk Football Club celebrates diversity.

“To the many people that came to the ground for the first time, we hope that you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to welcoming you to Whitehawk FC during the 2019/20 season.”

The match was supported by Fans For Diversity, run by the the Football Supporters Federation and Kick It Out, and campaign group Football v Homophobia.

The Rainbow Rovers team featured players from Stonewall FC, Britain’s first gay football team, and Soho FC.

Highlights included a 25-yard screamer from Aldershot Town assistant manager Anwar Uddin to equalise for Rainbow Rovers at 2-2.

Whitehawk FC recently announced a new kit featuring a rainbow.

The news came after football legend Graeme Souness visited Brighton Pride after admitting “the LGBT community was something I knew nothing about”.

He proudly led a team of LGBT footballers during Saturday’s parade, accompanied by a 7m tall inflatable football player.

He said: “I have been in the game for more than 50 years now.

“I don’t think in that time we have taken one step forward in the treatment of LGBT people.

“I go to stadiums most weeks and there is still an idiot at most games who you can hear shouting abuse.

“Homophobia still exists in the game from the top to the bottom and something needs to be done.”