The Premier League has announced that rainbow laces will return this year to send a message of support to LGBT+ players and fans. The league is teaming up with LGBT+ charity Stonewall again for a new ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign which is set to be even bigger than last year. .
The statement from the Premiere League said: “The Premier League is all about exciting, passionate and unpredictable football that is for everyone, everywhere. 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,” Scudamore continued. 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.”
Many teams and players from the Premier League have already announced that they will switch their laces for rainbow ones. Gay footballers in the Premier League are held back by feeling unable to come out, top athletes told politicians earlier in November.