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EFL clubs unite for rainbow laces

1 December 2018

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United will be joining other EFL Clubs across the country in their support of LGBT inclusivity today (Saturday) by turning our substitution boards and corner flags rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign.

The EFL's support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work delivered in conjunction with Clubs through the Equality Code of Practice. This includes delivering activities, setting policies, and advising on recruitment and education at Clubs.

Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive 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 match day 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 includes 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.

"This year's campaign is also about recognising how to be an LGBT ally in football, which complements the work our Clubs are undertaking week in week out, up and down the country as part of the EFL's Equality Code of Practice. "

The Blades continue to promote inclusion and diversity in all aspects of their activities and it is very appropriate that today the EFL will be marking the fact that Sheffield United has successfully completed their Equality Code of Practice resubmission.


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