The Munich stadium could be in the colors of the rainbow during Germany-Hungary on Wednesday. UEFA has yet to respond to the request.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not close to a controversy. This week the majority of the extremist prime minister decided to ban the “promotion” of homosexuality among minors. A controversial law which also aims to prohibit educational programs for children, advertisements, books, films or even television series in which homosexuality is mentioned. An important member of an NGO that aims to protect the homosexual and LGBT community tells RMC Sport: “The danger is more and more present in the ranks of homosexuals in Hungary. People do not know it in Europe, but we feel in danger. We do not know what tomorrow will bring for our freedoms. The government wants to violently silence all national reactions, we need the Euro to make ourselves heard. “
A rainbow stadium?
The Munich city hall decided to write officially to UEFA on Monday to demand permission to light up its rainbow-colored stadium in the form of support for the LGBT community on Wednesday 23 June during the match against Hungary.
A source close to UEFA told RMC Sport: “We are against all forms of discrimination against all communities. As soon as we receive this request officially, we will study it, so far we have not received anything. “
The German authorities and UEFA also fear overflows around the stadium where tens of thousands of Hungarians are expected.
Clément Beaune, the French Secretary of State for European Affairs has been fighting against discrimination against various homosexual and LGBT communities in Europe and more particularly in Hungary for several months. The French minister had also tweeted on Saturday his support for the blues while expressing his thoughts to the men and women who suffer from their sexual difference in Hungary. According to our information, Clément Beaune officially asked last Tuesday to see his Hungarian counterpart in order to express the French government’s disapproval.
For its part, the European Union is on the same wavelength as the French position. Through the voice of its President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen, the EU has said it is “very concerned” about Hungarian law and is examining its legality.