European football governing body UEFA will not allow the Football Arena Munich to be lit up in rainbow colors.
The Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter made a request to European football’s governing body for the stadium to be illuminated with the colours as a sign against homophobia and intolerance during Germany’s Euro 2020 encounter with Hungary on Wednesday night.
“It is important for the state capital Munich to set a visible sign of solidarity with the LGBTI community in Hungary, which is suffering from the current stricter homophobic and transphobic legislation of the Hungarian government,” the Munich council said in its application.
But in a reply, UEFA said that they were rejecting the proposal due to the “political context of the request”.
NEW: UEFA will not allow rainbow illumination at Munich stadium for Germany v Hungary tomorrow night “given political context of request.” Proposes new dates. #SSN #UEFA #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/4mmUhGYA0F— Bryan Swanson (@skysports_bryan) June 22, 2021