International Matches with LGBT Rainbow 2016-2018


This is a list of international soccer matches 2016-2018 at which teams used the LGBT rainbow on the kit or on field equipment. The list is organized by the location of the matches. It is not necessarily exhaustive.


Learn about how bringing politics into soccer harms soccer and violates the IFAB Laws of the Game and many FIFA regulations by reading the 2019 report, "Let All Play: Yes to Soccer, No to Politics."


Denmark

Julian Draxler (Germany) and Christian Eriksen (Denmark) wore LGBT rainbow captains’ armbands at Germany vs Denmark, June 6, 2017, in Brøndbyvester, Denmark. The corner flags featured the LGBT rainbow symbol.

Ellen White (England) & Pernille Harder (Denmark) wore LGBT rainbow captains’ armbands at Denmark vs England, July 1, 2017 in Søborg, Denmark.

England

England Women’s National Team wore LGBT rainbow laces vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Women, Nov. 24, 2017 in Walsall, United Kingdom.

France

USA wore LGBT rainbow jersey and Wil Trapp (USA) wore an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband USA vs. France, June 9, 2018 in Lyon, France.

Ireland, Republic of

Both Republic of Ireland and US men’s national teams wore LGBT rainbow jerseys, and Wil Trapp (USA) wore an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband, June 2, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

Norway

Becky Sauerbrunn (USA) and Maren Mjelde (Norway) wore LGBT rainbow captains’ armbands, and USA wore LGBT rainbow jerseys, June 11, 2017 in Sandefjord, Norway.

Sweden

USA wore LGBT rainbow jerseys and Carli Lloyd (USA) wore an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband vs. Sweden, June 8, 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

USA

Michael Bradley (USA) wore an LGBT captain’s armband at USA vs. Ecuador, June 16, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

USA wore LGBT rainbow jerseys vs. Venezuela, June 3, 2017 in Sandy, Utah, United States.

USA wore LGBT rainbow jerseys and Alex Morgan (USA) and Carli Lloyd (USA) wore an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband vs People’s Republic of China, June 7, 2018, in Sandy, Utah, United States.

USA wore LGBT rainbow jerseys and Alex Morgan (USA) wore an LGBT rainbow captain’s armband vs. People’s Republic of China, June 12, 2018, in Sandy, Utah, United States.


This blog post is the Appendix (page 31) of the 2019 report, "Let All Play: Yes to Soccer, No to Politics."

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