Premier League supports Rainbow Laces

24 Nov 2016
Premier League logo - Rainbow Laces

A range of activities will take place across weekend matches to promote inclusion in stadiums

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Premier League clubs will show their support this weekend for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign at their matches.

All 10 Premier League fixtures on Saturday and Sunday will include Rainbow Laces perimeter board advertising, pre-match Rainbow Laces flags and a host of other activities to highlight the hard work undertaken by clubs and their supporter groups to welcome fans in their stadiums, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

The Premier League's digital channels will receive a Rainbow Laces makeover, including a specially designed Premier League logo, which will be used on our official social media platforms.

The League has written to the Gay Football Supporters Network and club-affiliated LGBT groups to make them aware of our support for the campaign, and to encourage them to share further information about their groups so we can promote their good work.

"Our support for the campaign is further recognition that the LGBT community is a vital and integral part of our community."

Richard Scudamore

The Premier League has joined the TeamPride coalition, which is committed to encouraging fans, players, sports clubs and organisations to show their support for LGBT people.

TeamPride (#TeamPride) was established by Stonewall and its members include Sky Sports and Manchester United.

"The Premier League is all about exciting, passionate and unpredictable football that is for everyone, everywhere," Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said.

"The Rainbow Laces campaign complements the work clubs are doing to promote inclusion and diversity in their stadiums, and across all levels of the sport.

"Our support for the campaign, and the decision to become members of TeamPride, is further recognition that the LGBT community is a vital and integral part of our community."

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