Saturday February 22 2014
Rainbow laces for gay rights

Players in Serie A this weekend are wearing rainbow-coloured laces in a campaign against homophobia.

The initiative was introduced by betting company Paddy Power, the Arcigay LGBT rights association and the Fondazione Candido Cannavò.

They have given rainbow-coloured laces to all professional male and female football players in Italy this weekend.

Many of those who are on Twitter posted images of their boots with the special laces and can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #Allacciamoli – let’s tie them together.