The French Rugby Union have made a statement today saying that the French Team that will take on Fiji this weekend will all wear Rainbow Laces in support of Gareth Thomas following the homophobic attack aimed at the former British and Irish Lions centre at the weekend in Cardiff.
Thomas took to Twitter to report the attack with a short video in which he stated that the Police will be handing out ‘restorative justice’ to the perpetrators as a way of sending a positive message.
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) 18 November 2018
In a tweet from the French Rugby Federation Vice-President, Serge Simon he proclaimed the following to show their support:
All of French Rugby is with you regarding the homophobic molestation you’ve been victim of.
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.
Thomas is a well known and respected figure within French Rugby as he played for Toulouse between 2004 and 2007 and lifted the Heineken Cup during his time there.
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