These Nike football boots were worn by Everton Football Club player, Tyias Browning in 2013 when EFC became the first Premiership club to wear rainbow laces as part of an anti-homophobia campaign.
The special rainbow coloured laces were distributed to all professional football players in the country, by Stonewall who invited players to wear them to raise awareness about homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. 100,000 laces were given out, and the campaign was seen by nearly a third of the UK population.
Both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs have been extremely supportive of the city’s LGBT communities. In 2012, LFC became the first premiership club to be officially represented at a Pride event.