Calls made for Germany’s Euro 2020 sport in opposition to Hungary to be performed in rainbow-colored stadium

Calls made for Germany's Euro 2020 game against Hungary to be played in rainbow-colored stadium


The laws, which was handed on June 15, bans the dissemination of content material in colleges deemed to advertise homosexuality and gender change. It has been met with sturdy criticism from human rights teams and opposition events.

“[Munich] is committed to diversity, tolerance and real equality in sport and throughout society,” reads a cross-party proposal put ahead by town council.

“On the occasion of the European Football Championship match between Germany and Hungary, the state capital of Munich wants to give an important and visible sign of solidarity towards the LGBTI Community in Hungary, those who suffer under the current tightened homophobic and transphobic Hungarian government legislation.

“The state capital of Munich, because the venue for Euro 2020, has already agreed to fly rainbow flags in town corridor to make a transparent assertion on the day of the sport.”

According to CNN affiliate ZDF, Munich mayor Dieter Reiter is working with UEFA, European football’s governing body, to obtain permission for the Allianz Arena to be lit up with rainbow colors for Wednesday’s game.

The rainbow flag has turn into a common image of hope for LGBTQ folks all over the world and is usually adopted by the football community as a show of solidarity.

The calls to light up the Allianz Arena ahead of Wednesday’s game, which will be both sides’ last in the Euro 2020 group stages, comes after UEFA dropped an investigation into a rainbow captain’s armband worn by German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at the tournament.

“UEFA have at present shared with the DFB that they’ve stopped the evaluation of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by Manuel Neuer,” said a tweet from the DFB, German football’s governing body, on Sunday.

“In a letter, the armband has been assessed as a workforce image for variety and thus for a ‘good trigger.'”

Neuer wore the armband during Germany’s games against France and Portugal last week. He has not commented publicly on the UEFA investigation.

“UEFA regarded into the armband worn by the participant in query and, contemplating that it was selling trigger, i.e. variety, the workforce won’t face disciplinary proceedings,” a UEFA spokesperson told CNN.

Separately, UEFA also announced on Sunday that it has launched an investigation regarding “potential discriminatory incidents” at Euro 2020 games in Budapest, Hungary.

According to UEFA, the incidents occurred during Hungary’s games against Portugal on June 15 and France on June 19, both of which were played in front of capacity crowds at the Puskas Arena.

Images on social media showed a banner with “Anti-LMBTQ” written on it — the Hungarian abbreviation of LGBTQ — throughout Hungary’s opening sport of the match in opposition to Portugal.

An inspector has been appointed to supervise the disciplinary investigation.

Having misplaced its opening sport in opposition to Portugal 3-0, Hungary earned its first level of Euro 2020 with a 1-1 draw in opposition to France on Sunday.

Source’s Aleks Klosok contributed to reporting.

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