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Rainbow Laces

27 Nov 2019
Rainbow Laces 2018 Article Lead

Football has the power to bring us together. 

Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it's down to all of us to make that happen.

That's why we, the Premier League, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity.

Our clubs came together between 3-9 December to celebrate Stonewall's 2019/20 Rainbow Laces campaign and show support for all LGBT people in football and beyond.

At all Premier League fixtures across the two Matchweeks, there were bespoke Rainbow Laces pitch flags, ball plinths, handshake boards and substitutes boards. There were also rainbow captain's armbands and rainbow laces. 

LED boards at the stadiums highlighted the campaign and our social media channels featured a rainbow Premier League logo and promoted the campaign.

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Clubs also showcased the wide-ranging work they do to support and celebrate their LGBT communities, showing there is no place for discrimination and demonstrating the power football has to bring people together.

Indeed, we ask all fans support LGBT people in football and beyond by making them feel welcome.

Show your support. Because when we all play our part, we make football everyone's game.

Reporting abuse

As part of creating a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, we encourage everyone to challenge and report abusive behaviour wherever they find it, in stadiums or online.

But please use official channels and be careful not to put yourself, or others, in harm's way.

There are different ways you can report abusive behaviour, at a match or online:

At a match

If you are affected by an incident or witness abuse at a match, where possible it’s best to report this at the time so positive action can be taken.

The stewards can provide immediate assistance or are able to quickly contact the stadium control room, which is staffed by senior safety officials and the Police.

Stewards, who can be clearly identified by their fluorescent jackets, are located at the front or rear of seating blocks, by the entrances to stands and stairwells.

Some stadiums also offer a reporting phone or text line. These details will be advertised in and around the stadium, on club websites and in match programmes.


The Premier League partners with Kick It Out, football’s foremost equality organisation.

You can submit information on incidents at matchdays or online using Kick It Out's Report It! app (download the iOS app or Android app).

Or you can use Kick It Out's website reporting form

Details are always passed directly to clubs or the relevant body for further investigation.

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