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Albion support Stonewall campaign

Fletcher to wear rainbow armband at Hull

DARREN Fletcher will highlight the Club’s support of the LGBT community by wearing a special captain’s armband during the Premier League fixture at Hull City.

West Bromwich Albion fully endorses Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign to make sport everyone’s game.

The Baggies skipper will don a custom-made, rainbow-coloured strap to show that lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people are welcome at every level of sport.

The campaign will see club captains across the Premier League wearing the Stonewall armband during this round of fixtures.  

Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign will this weekend see thousands of people show their support after recent research revealed that half of all fans have heard offensive remarks about lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in the last five years. 

“We can’t let the minority of fans spoil the game and make LGBT fans feel unwelcome watching or playing football,” said a Stonewall spokesperson.