UEFA Respects the Rainbow
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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Today, UEFA is proud to wear the colours of the rainbow.
It is a symbol that embodies our core values, promoting everything that we believe in – a more just and egalitarian society, tolerant of everyone, regardless of their background, belief, gender or sexual orientation.
Some people have interpreted UEFA’s decision to turn down the city of Munich’s request to illuminate the Munich stadium in rainbow colours for a EURO 2020 match as ‘political’. On the contrary, the request itself was political, linked to the Hungarian football team’s presence in the stadium for this evening’s match with Germany.
For UEFA, the rainbow is not a political symbol, but a sign of our firm commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society.