Antoine Griezmann stands alongside the LGBT community and the city of Munich, which symbolically wanted to give it all its support in response to the attacks it is suffering from all over Hungary.
At the forefront in the fight against homophobia in general, and in stadiums in particular, Antoine Griezmann has taken a stand in the case between the German Football Federation and the city of Munich to UEFA. While the Bavarian city had planned to light up the Allianz Arena in the colors of the rainbow on Wednesday for the match against Hungary, UEFA prevented this initiative, described as “political”. A symbolic action, in fact, after the Hungarian parliament broadly adopted a text a week ago marking yet another offensive against LGBT + people in the country.
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Faithful to its commitments
And while homophobic songs were heard during the Euro, emanating from the stands occupied by the famous Carpathian Brigade, in Budapest. Cristiano Ronaldo would have been one of the targets of the most extreme fringe of Magyar supporters. Munich city council to decorate several rainbow-colored buildings in city after UEFA mayor says “shameful” decision to ban stadium lighting for Germany-Hungary match scheduled for Wednesday, the mayor announced on Tuesday. Antoine Griezmann has, in his own way, supported this initiative.
The player of the France team tweeted a photo of a rainbow-colored Allianz Arena, with a closed fist symbolizing combat, resistance. Griezmann has already committed several times to the fight against homophobia, a clear and courageous position on his part, in an environment where few of them dare to speak out. “Homophobia in football, that’s enough!”, He had posted in one of the magazine Têtu, judging at the time that it was “very good to stop the matches” when insulting chants are chanted or that banners came out in the stands.