Spanish football team Rayo Vallecano unveils rainbow kit to challenge homophobia
Spanish football team Rayo Vallecano, which plays in the country’s top division, has unveiled a new pride-themed kit to challenge homophobia.
The club unveiled a new away kit to challenge ‘social injustices’ including homophobia – and the design features a prominent rainbow denoting a number of causes.
Sharing the new kit on Twitter, the team explained that €7 (£5) from every sale of the kit will be denoted to charities, to help:
Red – people fighting cancer
Orange – people fighting for disabled people’s rights
Yellow – people fighting depression
Green – people fighting for the environment
Blue – people fighting against child abuse
Pink – people fighting against domestic abuse
Rainbow – people fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation
The new kit has had an extremely positive reaction online, with some calling on other teams to be as serious about challenging homophobia in the sport.
One Twitter user wrote: “Some clubs pay lip service, Rayo Vallecano passes from words to deeds by helping the underprivileged. Great.”