Members of our U18s squad will be wearing rainbow laces in support of the Stonewall campaign when they entertain Sheffield Wednesday on Friday evening.
The initiative is aimed at promoting equality within football, delivering the message that this is everyone’s game regardless of sexual orientation or values.
“I think it’s important to show equality and how football is everyone’s game,” stated striker Leo Farrell, who will be sporting the vibrant laces at the Oakwell Training Ground.
“Whether you’re straight or like the same gender, it’s anyone’s sport and that’s why it’s good to use these laces to show equality within the game.”
Teammate, Josh McKay, wore his laces on Tuesday afternoon as he captained our U17s’ side, and he echoed those sentiments, insisting he would show support to any player in the dressing room should they choose to come out.
“Nothing would change,” asserted the full-back. “They’d still be the same person and you still know them, so what if they love someone who’s the same gender.
“They’d still be the same person we all know, so it wouldn’t change a thing, for me. We’d fully support them.”
Show your support for the campaign by purchasing your Rainbow Range from the Reds Superstore, with hats, scarves and mugs available!