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3 December 2020

BURTON Albion FC will again be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign with our home game against Crewe on December 5 being our official fixture for helping raise awareness.

This means that our corner flags will carry the rainbow colours, as will the captain’s armbands and stickers on our subs’ boards. Players of both teams are also invited to show support by wearing Rainbow Laces.

Following sport and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That's why Rainbow Laces is as important as ever, and why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game.

This year, Rainbow Laces is celebrating the impact that sport has on LGBT people, and the impact that LGBT people have on sport.

COVID-19 is having a big impact on LGBT communities. Many of whom are experiencing isolation and poor mental health.

Trans people, bi people, LGBT people of colour, disabled LGBT people and LGBT people in poverty are having particularly tough time during the pandemic.

The impact of COVID-19 means many people need sport and physical activity more than ever – whether they have just started to get active or have relied on the sports community to get by.

Burton Albion Community Trust Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “Burton Albion believes that football should be a safe haven for LGBT people, and we are committed to ensuring the Pirelli Stadium is a welcoming environment for everyone.

“That’s why we are delighted to again be showing our support for the Rainbow Laces campaign at our home game with Crewe.”

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