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Arsenal and Manchester United fight homophobia by exchanging rainbow laces
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Arsenal and Manchester United fight homophobia by exchanging rainbow laces

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:15 Written by // Ron Hughes

Top UK Premier League football teams Arsenal and Manchester United have reaffirmed their commitment to tackle homophobia in sport.

At Sunday’s game at Old Trafford, the teams exchanged giant pairs of rainbow laces before the match kicked off.

The rainbow laces highlight a campaign by British LGBTI charity Stonewall amongst others designed to support diversity in sport.

Manchester United has also agreed to take part in a match against Stonewall to mark the charity’s 25th anniversary.

 “We’re thrilled that Manchester United and Arsenal have pledged their support to the Rainbow Laces campaign,” Stonewall chief executive Ruth Hunt said

“By doing so, they are stepping up as allies to LGBT people and showing their commitment to making their clubs inclusive and supportive for LGBT players, supporters and members of staff.

“We hope that other clubs and sports will follow their lead and lace up to change sport.”

Check out the anti-homophobia video made by Arsenal players back in 2014:

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Ron Hughes

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Ron Hughes is the editor of SA's only LGBTI magazine, blaze.

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