Rangers will promote Stonewell Scotland’s Rainbow Laces campaign in order to support gay, bi, lesbian and trans players and supporters across Scotland.
Sadly, many LGBT people still suffer from discrimination in sport, so the Rainbow Laces campaign is aiming to change attitudes throughout sport and make the experience welcoming for all.
Rangers have helped promote this initiative as the first team wore Rainbow Laces shirts during first-team training on Friday and the women’s team will follow before their match against Motherwell on Sunday.
Rangers also have their own ‘Everyone Anyone’ campaign which with collaboration with the Rangers charity foundation, strives to promote positive behaviour and champion diversity.
“Rangers football club is proud to support Stonewall Scotland’s Rainbow Laces campaign, which echoes messages from our own Everyone Anyone initiative,” said Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson [Rangers.co.uk].
“Football can be a force for good and we are a club open to all.
“We were delighted to lead the way last year by introducing our groundbreaking diversity and inclusion campaign and we will continue to champion equality on and off the pitch,”
This is an excellent campaign and with Rangers having provided their support, hopefully, more football clubs can get involved and promote Rainbow Laces.
Rangers is and always has been a club for anyone.
Combining the club’s own Everyone Anyone campaign with Rainbow Laces can hopefully provide solidarity to people in the LGBT community.
Meanwhile, ahead of the tie against Dundee, Rangers have announced a strong RangersTV team.