Football Language: Rainbow Laces

In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘rainbow laces’ which has been in the news over the past week thanks to the…

In this football language post for learners of English who love the beautiful game, we look at the phrase ‘rainbow laces‘ which has been in the news over the past week thanks to their recent equality and diversity campaign. You can read a transcript for this below, while you can also check out our glossary of footballing phrases here and visit our site to access all our previous posts and podcasts. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at

Rainbow Laces: Learning English Through Football Podcast

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This week (November 27th-December 2nd) you may have seen the rainbow laces campaign across the Premier League and in this short post we explain what this campaign is all about. Players will wear rainbow coloured laces, captains will wear a rainbow armband, the match balls will sit on rainbow coloured plinths and TV coverage and stadiums will advertise the rainbow colours. The reason for this is that the Premier League supports the Stonewall campaign which in turn supports members of the LGBTQ+ communities. This week it was great to see clubs, supporters and TV channels highlghting this campaign and making the game more inclusive – as Jordan Henderson the Liverpool captain posted on his Twitter feed: football is for everyone.

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