Tag Archive | Rainbow Laces Campaign

Jamie Vardy’s LGBT+ support message on rainbow corner flag

Jamie Vardy’s LGBT+ support message on rainbow corner flag

(Reuters) – Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has written a message of support to the club’s LGBT fans group, Foxes Pride, on the rainbow corner flag he shattered while celebrating his winner against Sheffield United on Sunday. After his 90th minute goal gave Leicester a 2-1 Premier League win at Bramall Lane, Vardy ran to […]

Opinion: Sport has kept LGBT+ community lifted

Opinion: Sport has kept LGBT+ community lifted

By Maria Munir (pronouns: they/them) – associate director of community engagement and sport at Stonewall This year has been one of many twists and turns. The coronavirus pandemic has changed each of our daily lives, making ‘normality’ and routine much harder to hold on to, and causing a great deal of anxiety for many of us. […]

UK: Two arrested for homophobic abuse in Brighton v Wolves draw

UK: Two arrested for homophobic abuse in Brighton v Wolves draw

(Reuters) – Two supporters from the away end at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium were ejected, and later arrested by the Sussex Police, for homophobic abuse during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the two clubs said on Monday. The homophobic abuse came at a time when Premier League clubs were celebrating the Rainbow […]

Rainbow Laces Campaign Criticised by Football v Homophobia

Rainbow Laces Campaign Criticised by Football v Homophobia

Stonewall UK and Paddy Power have been criticised, not for their Rainbow Laces campaign, but for the slogan that goes with it – Get Behind The Players.  Stonewall have defended the slogan by saying it’s meant to be risqué and tongue in cheek, but the anti-homophobia group Football v Homophobia have stated: