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Some EPL Clubs Will Not Take Part In Rainbow Laces Campaign

Some EPL clubs, including Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich have "refused to back the rainbow laces campaign designed to highlight support for a campaign addressing homophobia." The clubs are "unhappy with what they perceive to be a lack of consultation by the betting company Paddy Power and gay rights charity Stonewall around the initiative." Other clubs, such as Everton, "will support the campaign, with their players wearing the laces" Saturday against West Ham (GUARDIAN, 9/20). The campaign also has been criticized by a gay rights group.
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