UEFA, one of football’s largest governing bodies, has prevented the German national team from lighting up Bayern Munich’s home stadium the Allianz Arena with rainbow colours for the country’s up and coming Euros 2020 clash against Hungary.
It had been planned that the world-class stadium would display the LGBT movement’s rainbow colours.
The decision comes just days after Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was investigated for wearing a rainbow captain’s armband.
UEFA have today shared with the DFB that they have stopped the review of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by @Manuel_Neuer.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 20, 2021
Germany and Hungary are set to meet in Group F’s final group game on Wednesday evening (8pm UK time).
Although both teams will still play one another, the Allianz Arena will not be showcasing rainbow colours, like originally hoped, as per Sky Sports News.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 22, 2021