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20 September 2013

Huddersfield Town's stance on 'laces' campaign

Like other football clubs, Huddersfield Town received coloured bootlaces ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. 
We share the overall aim of ensuring that football is free of homophobia. The Club, alongside the Football League, endorsed the ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign in March 2013 to show our commitment towards this cause (click HERE for info).  In 2012, HTAFC was one of the initial 10 Football League clubs to sign up to the government's sports charter to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport (click HERE for full info).
Rainbow laces may have an important short-term advantage of drawing attention to the issue of homophobia in football, but this needs to be followed in the long-term. The Club will continue its commitment towards creating a safe and inclusive football environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, in conjunction with all stakeholders in the game; The Football League, the players, the fans, and the organizing bodies and Football v Homophobia.
For this weekend’s game, any Huddersfield Town player that wishes to wear the laces to show their support of the anti-homophobia message will be free to do so.
We would also draw attention to FvH comment on the campaign - click HERE
Anti-homophobia messaging is something we are supportive of. The Club’s preference is for involvement from an early stage, especially in consideration of commercial partners and the co-ordination of approaches and campaigns across the game.

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