Leganés will wear a specially designed purple shirt this weekend when they host Liga leaders Barcelona in support victims of gender violence.
The Cucumber Growers will dispense with their usual home colours for the match, which takes place a week before the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as part of a Spanish government initiative also supported by Barcelona, the full details of which will be unveiled next Thursday at Leganés’ Butarque stadium.
Leganés chose to highlight their support of the cause during the visit of Barcelona, given the international coverage the game will receive. The visiting side, for their part, fully backed the initiative. The Madrid-based side have also launched an awareness campaign ahead of the game featuring defender Joseba Zaldúa with the slogan “defend your colours.”
SOCIAL I El Leganés vestirá su segunda equipación en casa ante el @FCBarcelona_es para apoyar la lucha contra la violencia de género. El jueves a las 13h firma de acuerdo en Butarque con la Delegación de Gobierno para la violencia de género #HaySalida ➡️https://t.co/WSKfHz3UNl pic.twitter.com/kxLavlHNaz— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) 15 de noviembre de 2017
The purple shirts – the colour most associated with the international campaign against gender violence – will also feature the words “#NoAlaViolenciaDeGénero (no to gender violence) on the collar, together with a pink ribbon.