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Australian Footballers Show LGBT Support Before Getting Muddied Up

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One of Australia’s oldest football teams, the University Blacks, decided to forego tradition and change up their uniforms to show support for LGBT people.

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As you can see, they opted for a classic rainbow look. The move was part of a a broader “gay, that’s ok” campaign in which the team also painted its 50-meter line with rainbows.

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The initiative was inspired by former player Lachlan Beaton, who lived in the closet for decades before coming out.

Other teams are already planning similar actions of support, but they’re going to have to get a bit more creative now that the “let’s put rainbows on our jumpers” idea has been taken.

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h/t: PinkNews