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Premier League to take part in Rainbow laces campaign

The Premier League will take part in a campaign this weekend to help raise awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fans and players.

The Rainbow Laces campaign aims to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic attitudes in sport. At all Premier League matches this weekend a rainbow flags will feature and in addition to this referees will wear rainbow-coloured laces.

The Wembley Arch will also be lit up in rainbow colours on Saturday.

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said "the Premier League is all about exciting, passionate and unpredictable football that is for everyone, everywhere,"

He added ""the Rainbow Laces campaign complements the work clubs are doing to promote inclusion and diversity in their stadiums, and across all levels of the sport."

LGBT equality charity, Stonewall, launched the Rainbow Laces campaign in 2013 to help tackle issues in football and sport.

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