As part of the EFL’s ‘Not Today or Any Day’ anti-discrimination campaign, EFL clubs across the country have united in their support of LGBT inclusivity to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign.
The focus of this year’s campaign is ensuring a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all whether we’re together, apart, online or on the pitch, as we collectively work to Make Sport Everyone’s Game.
In support of the campaign, specific matchday activity will take place at all EFL clubs between Friday 4th December and Sunday 13th December.
Rainbow corner flags and substitution boards will be used by clubs at their selected fixture to highlight their continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game. Rainbow captain’s armbands and laces have also been provided to clubs.
Derby’s allocated match to support the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign will be the Sky Bet Championship fixture at Pride Park Stadium against Stoke City on Saturday 12th December (3pm kick-off).
Players from the Rams' squad also showed their support to Stonewall Rainbow Laces in the 0-0 draw at Brentford on 9th December, as part of the Bees' nominated fixture to support the campaign.
Clubs will also highlight the important work they do within this area to continue to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
The EFL’s support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work and anti-discrimination campaign, ‘Not Today or Any Day’ which continues to raise awareness of the issue and the zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and prejudiced behaviour by the League and its clubs.