17:23 Saturday, 02 June 2018
Boys in Green to line out in rainbow colours.
As part of UEFA’s ‘Equal Game’ initiative, the FAI will show their support for the LGBT community in tonight’s friendly against the USA.
Instead of the standard white numbers, the team will line out in rainbow coloured numbers.
They took to Twitter to unveil the specially customised kit.
— FAIreland ⚽?? (@FAIreland) June 1, 2018
Elaborating on their decision, the FAI said ‘not just a number, this is a statement. Ireland, supporting #LGBT rights’.
Tonight also marks skipper John O’Shea’s final cap as he’s set to retire from International duty after the game. The former United player has lined out for his country an impressive 118 times since his debut in 2001 against Croatia.
Kick off in tonight’s friendly against the USA is at 8.08PM
Source: FAI (http://www.fai.ie/ireland)