"Racism and homophobia are not the same," says Le Graët, who goes against France's Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu and many with her.

He has previously said that too many matches were temporarily halted after homophobic banners appeared on the stands.

However, Le Graët does not want to keep the homophobic banners but believes that it is the clubs' responsibility to ensure that they do not enter the stadiums.