A protester with a rainbow flag ran onto the field and held it up in front of the teams during the Hungarian national anthem before the Euro 2020 game against Germany.
- The issue of support for the LGBTQ community has been highlighted at the Germany-Hungary game at Euro 2020
- A protester ran onto the pitch with a rainbow flag, after UEFA banned a move to light the Munich stadium up in rainbow colours
- Europe’s football governing body does not allow any political symbols or statements at the tournament
The unknown person was quickly tackled by stewards and pinned to the ground.
The protester was then led away to cheers and applause.
The buildup to the match has been overshadowed by a spat over the Munich city’s council’s request to illuminate the stadium in rainbow colours.
Mayor Dieter Reiter wanted to highlight legislation in Hungary banning school materials deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change and restricting the media from showing such content in programs accessible to minors.
UEFA refused on the grounds that it was a political statement directly addressed against Hungary.
Many German fans are carrying small rainbow flags that were distributed by activists before the game.