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Euro 2020: UEFA Refuses to Light Munich's Allianz Arena in Pride Colours for Germany-Hungary Match

Allianz Arena in rainbow colours. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Allianz Arena in rainbow colours. (Photo Credit: AFP)

Euro 2020: UEFA rejected Munich's plans to light the Allianz Arena for Germany-Hungary game in support of the LGBTQ community.

UEFA on Tuesday rejected plans by the city of Munich to light the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for the Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 match in support of the LGBT community and to protest at a law passed by the Hungarian government. “UEFA is a politically and religiously neutral organisation," said European football’s governing body in a statement.

“Given the political context of this request — a message aimed at a decision taken by the Hungarian national parliament — UEFA must refuse."

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first published:June 22, 2021, 14:18 IST