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The wall of colour!

25 July 2014

  • The Football League calls on clubs to wear team colours for social media campaign.
  • Fans across the country being called to support their club through the project.

The Football League are calling on member clubs to show their true colours for the club’s opening home match of the new season.

As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match.  Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.

Clubs will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.  Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.

The Football League want clubs to play their part in making the ground a sea of the club colours and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.

Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year. 

“It’s great to see clubs calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at their grounds and I hope that supporters rise to the challenge.  Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”

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