As part of the EFL’s ‘Not Today or Any Day’ anti-discrimination campaign, EFL Clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign which begins today.
At Exeter City, we are proud to support this campaign and in the coming weeks will be our own bit to promote inclusivity and diversity within football, with more details of the clubs campaign activation to be announced very soon.
The focus of this year’s campaign is ensuring a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all whether we’re together, apart, online or on the pitch, as we collectively work to Make Sport Everyone’s Game.
In support of the campaign, specific matchday activity will take place at all EFL Clubs between Friday 4 December and Sunday 13 December. Exeter City's match with Tranmere Rovers at St James Park on Saturday 12 December will be our designated Rainbow Laces fixture.
Rainbow corner flags and substitution boards will be used by Clubs at their selected fixture to highlight their continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game. Rainbow captain’s armbands and laces have also been provided to Clubs.
Clubs will also highlight the important work they do within this area to continue to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
The EFL’s support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work and anti-discrimination campaign, ‘Not Today or Any Day’ which continues to raise awareness of the issue and the zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and prejudiced behaviour by the League and its Clubs.