Gareth Thomas: Wales and France to wear rainbow laces to support ex-skipper

Wales will wear rainbow laces this weekend to “show support to former captain Gareth Thomas.”

Former Wales captain Thomas was the victim of a homophobic attack last weekend in Cardiff.

France’s national rugby team will also wear rainbow laces this weekend in support of Thomas.

The Rainbow Laces campaign began in 2013, when gay rights group Stonewall invited footballers in England and Scotland to wear them.

Thomas, 44, who came out as gay in 2009, appeared bruised in a Twitter video, saying he was targeted because of his sexuality in an attack at the weekend.

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France’s national rugby team will also wear rainbow laces this weekend in support of Gareth Thomas following his assault.

Former Wales captain Thomas, who played at French club Toulouse for three years, was the victim of a homophobic attack on Saturday in Cardiff.

This Saturday, French players will make the gesture during their Test match against Fiji in Paris.

French Rugby Federation vice-president Serge Simon tweeted: “Dear Gareth Thomas, all French Rugby is with you.”

He added: “To show our support, the French rugby players will wear a rainbow shoe lace during the France – Fiji game on Saturday night. We’re all in with you in this matter.”

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