Burnley FC was proud to celebrate Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign at last night’s game against Liverpool.

Captain Ben Mee wore the rainbow armband, club mascot Bertie Bee and Burnley FC in the Community staff sported the rainbow laces and the matchday pitchflag, ball plinth, handshake board, substitute board, programme and big screen were all adorned with the rainbow.

As committed champions of equality and diversity, this support will continue into Saturday’s game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

The club’s stance on homophobic chants and abuse is one of zero tolerance. Any reports of homophobia in the Turf Moor stadium on Saturday – and every game beyond – will be dealt with very seriously. Please be clear that any individuals found in breach of the club’s policy on this will face lengthy stadium banning orders and will potentially be subject to a police investigation.

Burnley FC is extremely proud of its standing as a community club. This is one club for all and Turf Moor is a place where everyone is welcome.

The vast majority of Clarets fans epitomise the core values of our club; values that include respect and integrity. We will never allow the actions of a few to jeopardise what we stand for.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday and to cheering on the Clarets once again.