US footballer Jaelene Daniels refused to play in her team’s recent National Women’s Soccer League game over an LGBTQ+ inclusive jersey.

On 29 July, the North Carolina Courage played against the Washington Spirit as part of their Pride Night celebration. The event, which was in partnership with Harmony: NC LGBT+ Allied Chamber of Commerce and the LGBT Center of Raleigh, featured an array of entertainment, food and activities for fans to take part in.

Alongside the free event, Courage players also wore a rainbow Pride jersey in an effort to celebrate their LGBTQ+ fans and promote inclusivity.