The campaign aims to raise awareness and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender players and fans.

The Premier League will see players and referees wearing the laces whilst rugby union will also support the campaign..


When did the campaign start?

The Rainbow Laces campaign began in 2013 and was launched by LGBT equality charity Stonewall.

What is the Rainbow Laces campaign?

The movement began because Stonewall look to fight homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport.

They claim that 72 per cent football fans have heard anti-LGBT remarks at games over the last five years.

And that one in five 18 to 24-year-olds say they would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out.

The plan is for the campaign to raise awareness and tackle the present problem within sport.

They claim that 72 per cent football fans have heard anti-LGBT remarks at games over the last five years.

And that one in five 18 to 24-year-olds say they would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out.

The plan is for the campaign to raise awareness and tackle the present problem within sport.