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EFL teams will change corner flags

All professional football clubs below the Premier League will adopt new corner flags to support LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) rights.

English football league clubs will start using new rainbow-colored corner flags during the period from November 25 and December 3 in order to raise awareness for the Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign. The whole idea is to show that the football world is supportive of all the people who have a different sexual orientation and there is nothing shameful about that. (LGBT rights)

The Chief Executive of the EFL, Shaun Harvey, told the organization’s website: “We are proud to support Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign again for this season.

“Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for supporters attending EFL matches remains a key priority but the EFL and our clubs are committed to providing a positive experience for all that stretches well beyond the 90 minutes of play.

“Our specific Rainbow Laces initiatives this year will see all EFL clubs come together to raise awareness of this important issue delivered through a range of activities which this season include converting all corner flags at EFL grounds up and down the country into rainbow colours.

“We can never be complacent and that is why the EFL remains committed to supporting campaigns such as this as we continue to promote diversity and inclusivity across all areas of the game.”