Saturday 15 December 2018

FAI shows its true colours with LGBT jersey for USA friendly

The coloured numbers which will be worn by the Irish team
The coloured numbers which will be worn by the Irish team

Ireland will wear a kit containing the rainbow flag colours of the LGBT movement in their international friendly with the United States this weekend.

The FAI announced that the numbers of the back of the player's shirts today will be filled with the colours of the rainbow flag instead of the traditional white.

Martin O'Neill's side take on the United States in a friendly in Lansdowne Road tonight, and the FAI announced tonight that the Irish team will wear the special kits in a show of solidarity with the LGBT community.

Irish football's governing body said that the gesture demonstrated their support for the LGBT movement, and forms part of UEFA's 'Equal Game' initiative.

"Not just a number, this is a statement. Ireland, supporting LGBT rights," the FAI wrote on their official Twitter account this evening.

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