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U's Back Rainbow Laces Campaign

EFL clubs unite for rainbow laces to support LGBT equality

23 November 2018

Oxford United will be joining EFL Clubs across the country in their support of LGBT inclusivity over the next week.

Between Saturday 24th November and Saturday 1st December, all EFL Clubs will select a fixture to highlight their continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game with rainbow captain’s armbands, laces and programme adverts also being provided to clubs.

United's game this year will be our home fixture against Rochdale on Tuesday and captain John Mousinho will also wear a rainbow armband at Bradford tomorrow to support the home side's day of action. 

Fans will notice that the club's twitter and facebook pages now sport a rainbow theme and on Tuesday night our programme cover is a bespoke rainbow themed background, created by Chairman Tiger's daughter for the day.

The EFL will change its logo to a rainbow coloured version for the campaign and has also created a series of short films to help share the stories of LGBT fans in the game.

Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign is in support of LGBT equality with a key theme for this year focused on creating more allies to LGBT people in sport.

The EFL’s support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work delivered in conjunction with clubs through the Equality Code of Practice. This includes delivering activities, setting policies, and advising on recruitment and education at clubs.

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