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BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Overseas Minister Heiko Maas stated Wednesday that UEFA was sending the incorrect sign by forbidding Munich authorities to gentle the stadium in rainbow colours forward of the EURO-2021 soccer match between Germany and Hungary.
On 21 June, the mayor of Munich requested UEFA for permission to light up Allianz Area in rainbow colours forward of the Germany-Hungary match to be able to ship a message to Hungary, which has just lately adopted a legislation banning LGBTQ content material in faculties thought of as selling homosexuality. The legislation has been closely criticised by the EU for human rights abuse and discrimination. UEFA didn’t permit rainbow illumination, concerning it as a political motion.
Nevertheless, Munich intends to precise its help for LGBTQ neighborhood by lighting some objects close to the stadium.
“It is true, that soccer just isn’t about politics. It is about folks, equity, tolerance, subsequently UEFA is sending the incorrect sign. However nonetheless, colours will likely be seen right this moment thankfully, within the stadium and past,” Heiko Maas stated on Twitter, including #loveislove and #MuenchenMachEsTrotzdem (#MunichDoItAnyway) hashtags.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has reportedly canceled his go to to Munich for the match, however no official particulars have been launched to this point.