The Munich stadium should not be illuminated in rainbow colours during the EC-duel between Germany and Hungary, as the German daily Bild reports.
The Munich City Council wanted to illuminate the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors as a protest against the law recently passed in Hungary, prohibiting “promoting” homosexuality and gender change among young people up to eighteen.
By law, books, films and other media with non-heterogeneous sexual content may be prohibited. Advertising expressions that “normalize” gay or transsexuality should no longer be shown.
According to Bild, UEFA rejected the request because all stadiums must be covered by the rules of UEFA and the participating countries.
Rutte doesn‘t want a statement from Orange
The new law has already led to large-scale protests in Budapest. The Dutch team travels to the Hungarian capital this week, where the European Championship’s eighth finals will be held next Sunday.
Demissionary Prime Minister Rutte called Hungarian law “really unacceptable”, but does not think the Orange should make a statement. “Keep the sport, keep the athletes out of it,” says Rutte, who protest finds a task for politics.