VfL Wolfsburg To Wear Special Rainbow Volkswagen Logo Kit

Thursday, 28 May 2020
German Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg have been fully committed to diversity for a number of years. Just as in previous years, and despite the COVID-19 crisis, the Green-and-Whites are joining forces with Volkswagen to take a colourful stand against discrimination.



Special VfL Wolfsburg Diversity Kit




For their Bundesliga match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday 30 May, the Wolves (the Men's team) will take to the field with a rainbow-coloured Volkswagen logo on the jerseys, which will also feature ‘#Diversity’ in colourful lettering on the neck. The previous day (Friday 29 May), the She-Wolves, Wolfsburg's Women's Bundesliga team, will also play their first match since the enforced break with the same jersey when they take on 1. FC Köln at 14:00 CEST in the AOK Stadium.

The special jerseys were originally set to be worn during Diversity Weeks in March, but this had to be postponed due to the COVID-enforced break. Volkswagen and VfL Wolfsburg therefore decided to mark the 8th German Diversity Day by bringing a little colour to the Bundesliga this weekend to promote a more tolerant society.

Rainbow Numbers Not Allowed | VfL Wolfsburg To Wear Special Diversity Kit Sponsor Logo

“These are difficult times for all of us, making it all the more important to show a clear sign against discrimination,” said VfL Managing Director Michael Meeske. “The rainbow captain’s armband for all our teams and together with our partner clubs will be our way of showing the values that VfL stands for. And thanks to Volkswagen, we can wear these values proudly on our chests this season out on the field.” This will be the third consecutive season that Volkswagen and VfL will be devoting a matchday to diversity.


“One of our seven corporate principles is: ‘We embody diversity!’ and we need to make sure that these are not just words, but that we live it every day,“ said Elke Heitmüller, Head of Diversity Management at Volkswagen. Referring to the Instagram advertisement that had met with criticism in recent weeks, she also said: “This ad does not reflect how Volkswagen is. We are a colourful and diverse company which accepts people for who they are, irrespective of nationality, skin colour, sex, age, religion or sexual orientation. This is why it is so important for us to demonstrate these principles together with VfL.“

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