Hungary’s overseas minister hits out at Munich ‘rainbow stadium’ plan


Hungary‘s overseas minister has hit out at requires the stadium in Munich to be lit up in rainbow colors for the Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary on Wednesday, saying politics ought to be stored out of sport.

The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, stated on Sunday that he would ask UEFA for permission to mild up the stadium in rainbow colors in protest at a brand new legislation in Hungary that bans the dissemination of content material in faculties deemed to advertise homosexuality and gender change.

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The legislation, handed final week, has been criticised by human rights teams and a few Hungarian opposition events.

The Allianz Enviornment, house to Bayern Munich, is configured to permit the whole exterior space and roofing to be lit up in numerous colors.

UEFA advised Reuters on Monday that that they had not acquired any request regarding the matter.

“I contemplate it very dangerous and harmful when anybody tries to combine politics and sports activities. There have been some makes an attempt to do that in world historical past and people ended very badly,” Peter Szijjarto advised reporters in Luxembourg on the margins of the European Union’s International Ministers assembly.

“Everybody is aware of what that is about, we in Hungary handed a legislation so as to shield Hungarian youngsters and there’s protest in opposition to this in Western Europe they usually additionally attempt to categorical it by attempting to carry politics right into a sport occasion when that sport occasion has nothing to do with the nationwide legislature.”

Jens Grittner, spokesman for the German Soccer Federation, stated they would like any such gesture to happen on one other date than Wednesday’s match and urged the annual Christopher Avenue Day demonstration in July.

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has worn a rainbow armband, in solidarity with the LGBTQ neighborhood, in each Germany’s video games on the Euros.

UEFA is investigating “potential discriminatory incidents” throughout Hungary’s European Championship matches in opposition to Portugal and France on the Puskas Enviornment, UEFA stated on Sunday.

Throughout Hungary’s opening recreation in opposition to Portugal in Budapest on Tuesday, pictures on social media confirmed a banner declaring “Anti-LMBTQ” — the Hungarian abbreviation for Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.



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