Not all footballers are homophobic

Arsenal did the right thing.

FA Cup winners Arsenal, Paddy Power, Stonewall and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network have again teamed up to help tackle one of the toughest challenges in sport: homophobia in football.

Rainbow coloured boot laces have been dispatched to every single professional player in the UK, including youth and women’s teams, alongside deliveries to all MPs and leading political figures. And we are urging them to show their support by lacing up over the 13th/ 14th September – Rainbow Lace weekend. Fans and grass-root players will also be asked to tweet their support using the official hashtag: #RainbowLaces.


  1. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I’ll be more curious to see what Morehouse does. I would think a first step would be benching every individual who participated in the movie theater incident.

  2. Crimson Clupeidae says

    ETA: For the entire season mind you, not just a game. The school needs to make the statement that equal rights, and, you know, acting like semi-civilized people, are a higher priority than football. (I won’t hold my breath for this last part.)

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