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Rainbow Laces Recap

How The Bees have supported LGBT

1 December 2017

Ahead of this weekend’s Rainbow Laces campaign, we take a look at the Club’s involvement in supporting LGBT inclusivity.

Bees captain John Egan was one of ten players and officials that took part in the EFL photoshoot; producing a unique rainbow photograph to show football standing together in support of all identities.

All 92 League clubs will be supporting Stonewall’s initiative with various activities including rainbow-coloured captains’ armbands, laces and programme adverts.

In a league first, EFL Clubs will also be proudly displaying rainbow-coloured corner flags at matches this weekend, while the Premier League has introduced bespoke rainbow branding to its ball plinths, pitch flags, handshake boards, and timing boards. PGMOL will also be showing their support across the four divisions, with all match officials wearing rainbow laces.

This is follows Brentford B’s support of the campaign against AFC Bournemouth, during which players and staff – including England youth international Ellery Balcombe - wore rainbow laces. All four corner flags also featured the LGBT colours.

Our matchday programme this weekend brings the campaign to the forefront, featuring special-edition title wording in support of Stonewall and information on the charity itself.

Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign aims to make sport everyone’s game with national teams, leading clubs, professional players, fans and grassroots players from across football showing their support for LGBT people. Find out more here. 

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