Footballers back rainbow laces campaign

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Football players from the FA Cup winning team Arsenal have thrown their support behind the Rainbow Laces campaign to combat homophobia in the sport.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Wallcott, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazaorla and Olivier Giroud have taken part in a video to support the campaign that was launched by Stonewall, Paddy Power and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network. The players poked fun at themselves in an effort to show how everyone can work together to end homophobia in football.

Talking to LGBT news outlet Pink News, Women and Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan said:

‘As our national game, football should be welcoming to all.
‘Stonewall’s rainbow laces campaign is a simple and fun way to help change the game. I urge clubs and fans to show their support by lacing up next weekend.’

You can see the video in all it’s glory below.

 

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