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Gay rights charity Stonewall and bookmakers Paddy Power sent out 5,000 sets of multi-coloured laces to all professional clubs in England and 42 in Scotland in the hope that players would lace their boots up in support of the campaign, called Right Behind Gay Footballers.
Everton became the first club to announce their support by revealing captain Phil Jagielka and other first-team players will wear rainbow laces during their game against West Ham at Upton Park.
Speaking about wearing the rainbow laces, England defender Jagielka said: ‘For me and the rest of the lads at Everton a player’s sexuality is not important, but their ability on the pitch is. 
'We don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind at Everton and the whole club works hard to get that message out to the fans.
'No one should feel that they can’t be themselves – on or off the pitch – so that is why we are supporting this initiative.

Gay rights charity Stonewall and bookmakers Paddy Power sent out 5,000 sets of multi-coloured laces to all professional clubs in England and 42 in Scotland in the hope that players would lace their boots up in support of the campaign, called Right Behind Gay Footballers.

Everton became the first club to announce their support by revealing captain Phil Jagielka and other first-team players will wear rainbow laces during their game against West Ham at Upton Park.

Speaking about wearing the rainbow laces, England defender Jagielka said: ‘For me and the rest of the lads at Everton a player’s sexuality is not important, but their ability on the pitch is. 

'We don’t tolerate discrimination of any kind at Everton and the whole club works hard to get that message out to the fans.

'No one should feel that they can’t be themselves – on or off the pitch – so that is why we are supporting this initiative.

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