Players in the English Premier League are showing their support for the annual Rainbow Laces campaign, which is aimed at raising awareness and acceptance of the LGBT community.
The campaign, Rainbow Laces initiative which is organized by Stonewall aims to make sport a welcoming platform for the LGBT community.
Clubs in the Premier League are also offering their support, which includes players using rainbow-colored merchandise including shoelaces and armbands.
Tottenham Hotspur went a step further in the campaign, choosing to illuminate their stadium with rainbow colors.
The clubs have also drummed up support for the campaign on their social media pages, with players alike voicing their support.
Here is a compilation of the same;
The Premier League too was not left behind on this, with a message on their twitter account indicating they were fully in support.
"The Premier League stands proudly alongside @stonewalluk in promoting LGBT equality and inclusion,"
"Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it’s down to all of us to make that happen,"
The Premier League stands proudly alongside @stonewalluk in promoting LGBT equality and inclusion 🏳️🌈— Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2019
Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it’s down to all of us to make that happen#ThisIsEveryonesGame #RainbowLaces pic.twitter.com/EHovzL1Xkd
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a special message for the football community as well;
💬 "Football unites everyone, regardless of your origin, your religion or your sexuality.— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 5, 2019
"Everyone needs to feel that they are part of the football community.
"This is what we are, especially here at Arsenal. We are a big, united family."@Aubameyang7 | #ArsenalForEveryone pic.twitter.com/knhZ1xLPKj
Chelsea too showed their support durign the match against Aston Villa on Wednesday, with the women's team set to follow suit when they take on Manchester City over the weekend.
The Blues are supporting @stonewalluk’s #RainbowLaces campaign when Aston Villa visit the Bridge tomorrow and at @ChelseaFCW's match at home to Man City on Sunday, as part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. https://t.co/QFwWBjt0Ct— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 3, 2019
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