RugBy teAm’s rAin­Bow lACes A show of sup­port

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS -

France’s rugby play­ers will wear rain­bow laces on their boots for Satur­day’s match against Fiji in sup­port of for­mer Wales cap­tain Gareth Thomas, who was the vic­tim of an anti-gay as­sault last week­end. The 44-year-old Thomas, who an­nounced in 2009 that he is gay, played for the French club Toulouse from 2004-07 and helped the team be­come Euro­pean cham­pion in 2005. Po­lice in Cardiff said a 16-year-old boy has ad­mit­ted to as­sault­ing Thomas on Satur­day. Thomas spoke about the in­ci­dent in a video he recorded and had bruises on his face.

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