Rayo Vallecano’s rainbow kit supports seven causes including LGBT rights

• €7 (£5) from the sale of each shirt will go to seven causes
• Rights for the disabled and victims of domestic violence also highlighted

Rayo Vallecano have announced that €7 (£5) from the sale of their new 2015-16 away kit will be split between seven different causes that aim to tackle discrimination.

The kit was unveiled accompanied by the slogan “Rayo Vallecano with the unsung heroes”, and each of the six different colours on the stripe design relate to a different cause.

The red stripe is for those tackling cancer, orange is for those fighting for the integration of disabled people, yellow is for “those who have lost hope”, green is for people striving to protect the environment, blue is for those fighting against child abuse, while pink is for the victims of domestic violence. The rainbow of colours as a whole relates to a seventh cause, those from LGBT backgrounds facing struggles against discrimination.

Back in February, the club wore rainbow shoelaces in a match against Athletic Bilbao as part of a campaign denouncing homophobia in football.


Stuart Goodwin

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