Rainbow laces: Arsenal record hilarious video to help campaign against homophobia in football, featuring 'Gorgeous' Giroud and Theo 'Hamilton'

The clip is to support Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign

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Arsenal have released a hilarious video of their players revealing who their look-a-likes are to help campaign against homophobia in the game.

Teaming up with betting company Paddy Power to support Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, the short video features Gunners' players Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Alx Oxlade-Chamberlain all describing things that they cannot change about themselves.

In Walcott's case, it is that he is a dead ringer for Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, Cazorla can't change his (lack of) height, and Oxlade-Chamberlain, well he can't change that he looks just like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

It's left for foreign duo Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud to boost the team's ego a little. Firstly, Arteta explains that he can't help that his hair looks so good, while a topless Giroud admits he can't help being so gorgeous. We'll leave that decision up to you.

Watch: Arsenal's hilarious video

The main point of the video though is to campaign against homophobia in football. The rainbow laces show of unity began last season but received a mixed reception from authorities in the game.

However, following a backlash from fans that the rainbow laces are a good idea to help combat homophobia and drum up support for the Stonewall, the scheme has been given the green light this season, and it also has famous voices supporting the campaign like that of Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton.

Barton has been hugely vocal in the past year over his support for the anti-homophobia campaign, and while the somewhat controversial character divides opinion among football fans, there's no questioning that his support is more than welcome for such a cause.

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Premier League players will wear rainbow boot laces this weekend to support the anti-homophobia campaign

The Gunners are next in action against Manchester City on Saturday week.

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