By Drew Haselhurst
You can’t have missed the anti-homophobia campaign Paddy Power and Stonewall are running right now. For those at the back, we’re Right Behind Gay Footballers and are urging players to wear Rainbow Laces this weekend to show their support.
Here’s the best of the reaction today as Twitter giant Stephen Fry, Stan Collymore and Matt Le Tissier, among others, get involved…
It shouldn't matter what team you play for. I am right behind gay footballers (stop it!) #RBGF – RT to show support
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 18, 2013
We’ll stop it when you do Mr Fry. What a great man to have behind the campaign!
I fully support the #RBGF campaign! I'd be wearing rainbow undies if I were playing this weekend! Gay, straight, transgender, OUR game.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) September 17, 2013
Former Liverpool star and TalkSport presenter gets involved. The rainbow undies are already in the post Stan.
Matt Le Tissier
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) September 17, 2013
Penalty maestro and Southampton legend (aka God) shows his support.
I will be wearing rainbow laces this weekend. The game is for everyone! #rbgf
— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) September 17, 2013
West Brom fans’ favourite gets involved.
Arsenal and England player is one first female players to get involved.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) September 16, 2013
The only gay in the village defends the campaign. Cheers, Matt.
— QPR FC (@OfficialQPR) September 17, 2013
Led by our ambassador Joey Barton, QPR are on board. Go on you Rs!
Birmingham City FC
— Birmingham City FC (@BcfcDotCom) September 17, 2013
Birmingham leave it down to their players to decide. Just as we’d like it!
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) September 18, 2013
Former Wales rugby star backs the campaign.
I'm all in favour of their aims & wish them well, but is 'Right Behind Gay Footballers' the best slogan?
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) September 18, 2013
Ex-England and Lions hooker’s not so into our slogan. Never mind, can’t win them all.
Bobby Cole Norris
— Bobby Cole Norris (@BobbyCNorris) September 16, 2013
It doesn’t get bigger than this. TOWIE are on board!
@paddypower We don't need footballers to be more gay just everyone else to stop getting their Calvin's in a twist about it!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 16, 2013
Rainbow Laces tend to confuse a chameleon, but Mr George gets involved regardless.
— Michael Barrymore (@MrBarrymore) September 17, 2013
We strike it lucky with Barrymore’s backing. We think.
David Lammy MP
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) September 17, 2013
Labour MP for Tottenham is first major politician on board.