Hornets Support Rainbow Laces Campaign
Rene Gilmartin and Sebastian Prodl show their support for the Rainbow Laces campaign
Watford FC is proud to support Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign for the visit of Stoke City this weekend.
The Hornets have joined a GB-wide campaign to show that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people are welcome at every level of sport.
The Golden Boys' captain against the Potters will wear a rainbow armband to publicise the campaign. By supporting Rainbow Laces we are stepping up to show that offensive chants, language and behaviour have no place in our game.
As part of the Rainbow Laces initiative, Stonewall has produced a film featuring LGBT athletes and fans talking about the effect that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language has on those who watch and play sport.
The film features Team GB canoeing champion Matt Lister, Sophie Cook, club photographer for AFC Bournemouth, and former England and Team GB women’s football captain Casey Stoney, as well as coaches, fans and players – all of whom identify as lesbian, bi, gay or trans.
You can watch the film below.
The Proud Hornets Facebook group is keen to hear from Watford fans within the LGBT community - click the link to join.