Go Twitter! Stephen Fry, Stan Collymore and God are #RBGF


You can’t have missed the anti-homophobia campaign Paddy Power and Stonewall are running right now. For those at the back, we’re Right Behind Gay Footballers and are urging players to wear Rainbow Laces this weekend to show their support.

Here’s the best of the reaction today as Twitter giant Stephen Fry, Stan Collymore and Matt Le Tissier, among others, get involved…

Stephen Fry

We’ll stop it when you do Mr Fry. What a great man to have behind the campaign!

Stan Collymore

Former Liverpool star and TalkSport presenter gets involved. The rainbow undies are already in the post Stan.

Matt Le Tissier

Penalty maestro and Southampton legend (aka God) shows his support.

Peter Odimwingie

West Brom fans’ favourite gets involved.

Stephanie Houghton

Arsenal and England player is one first female players to get involved.

Matt Lucas

The only gay in the village defends the campaign. Cheers, Matt.


Led by our ambassador Joey Barton, QPR are on board. Go on you Rs!

Birmingham City FC

Birmingham leave it down to their players to decide. Just as we’d like it!

Gareth Thomas

Former Wales rugby star backs the campaign.

Brian Moore

Ex-England and Lions hooker’s not so into our slogan. Never mind, can’t win them all.

Bobby Cole Norris

It doesn’t get bigger than this. TOWIE are on board!

Boy George

Rainbow Laces tend to confuse a chameleon, but Mr George gets involved regardless.

Michael Barrymore

We strike it lucky with Barrymore’s backing. We think.

David Lammy MP

Labour MP for Tottenham is first major politician on board.

What do you think?