Altrincham will wear LGBT inspired kit in a moment of “football history”.


Non-league Altrincham will support football’s fight against homophobia by wearing a new kit based on the LGBT flag for a competitive fixture. The National League North side – who normally play in red and white stripes – claim they are the first club to wear a kit based on the flag’s colours. The strip will be used when they face Bradford (Park Avenue) on 16 February. Director Bill Waterson said the move was “a big statement” and “a small moment of football history”. Waterson added: “We believe it will be the first time anywhere in the world that a senior football club has worn a kit solely modelled on the LGBT Pride Flag.” Altrincham’s move has been backed by the Football Association and for one day only, the Football v Homophobia logo will take the place of their shirt sponsor.


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