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Gay Football Supporters’ Network applauds rainbow laces campaign

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  1. If all of Man U don’t wear rainbow laces, I’m not watching another game this season.

    It’ll be interesting to see which premier league team wear the most rainbow laces. I wonder if paddy power have got odds on that?

  2. Just don’t wear transgender pride colour laces as far as Paddy Power’s concerned:

    http://www.thejournal.ie/call-for-transphobic-paddy-power-advert-to-be-withdrawn-360586-Feb2012/

  3. Seems that the Gay Football Supporters’ Network are as dim as Stonewall by allowing themselves to be duped by a dodgy insurance company.

    It’s not even good enough to be an April Fool’s joke.

    1. Strongfemme 16 Sep 2013, 11:49pm

      Paddypower mixes headline-grabbing stunts for promotional purpose? Some would think their games a bogey?

  4. Colin (London) 17 Sep 2013, 10:48am

    I like this…It’s a start.. maybe a bit slow but it’s a simple and low key way to allow ordinary people, players, officials etc to show support for the gay community, players and officials.

    Let it build as one person sees others laces and makes a comment, thinks about it and then hopefully copies them.

    It’s footballs equivalent to a lapel badge.

    Love it. – Thanks

    1. Colin (London) 17 Sep 2013, 10:57am

      Turn this into a cool fashion item…..win, business, win football, win gay players, official and community.

      A cool advert would go a long way sponsored by the football association showing families, friends, gay groups, officials, players, some straight, some gay, like he’s my son or daughter as we go to our local game, he or she is my friend as we go to the game, we are a gay football team who meet on Saturdays at the game. and of course mum either with the groups or at home making food for after the game.

      A Saturday event.

      Just an idea.

      1. Colin (London) 17 Sep 2013, 11:06am

        And the drinks industry could do the same….before and after the game in groups as a follow on advert to keep the issue alive. Everyone still wears their rainbow laces…

        And maybe M&S after that

        And the football results on Saturday on TV could use the faded background as the rainbow laces for a while to show their support…Sponsored for Equality in Football..

        This really could take on a life of it’s own.

        Anyone out their work for an advertising agency….please take this idea up.

  5. This would all be great, if it weren’t for the obviously antagonistic name of the campaign.

    This has really annoyed me. They had the opportunity and the motivation to do something extremely good, and it’s been tarnished because of that one pathetic attempt at exploitation by PP.

    That’s what it is, of course. PP chose that name because of the “nudge wink” comedy value.

    I would be “right behind” this campaign, if it were not for the involvement of PP trying to cynically use Stonewall and the LGBT community for their own exploitative marketing.

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