Swans support Rainbow Laces campaign
Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion will be showing their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign this evening.
The campaign supports LGBT equality with a key theme for this year focused on creating more allies to LGBT people in sport.
Tonight’s game has been designated as the fixture in which we highlight our support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game with both captains wearing rainbow-coloured armbands. Meanwhile, we will also be using rainbow-coloured substitution boards and corner flags.
Elsewhere, this week has seen the EFL change its logo to a bespoke rainbow-coloured version for the campaign. The EFL has also created a series of short films to help share the stories of LGBT fans in the game.
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “The EFL is once again fully supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, with all 72 clubs coming together to raise awareness and visibility of an important issue.
"The EFL continues to be committed to providing a matchday experience that is safe and welcoming to all supporters across all of our competitions.
“We are hoping our specific Rainbow Laces initiatives this year, which include new rainbow substitution boards as well as converting all corner flags at EFL grounds into rainbow colours, will again grab the attention of football fans up and down the country.
“Although much positive work has been done, we recognise that we cannot stand still, which is why the EFL remains committed to proactively promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of football, both on and off the pitch.”