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Euro 2021: Rainbow flag confiscated during Czech Republic vs Denmark

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D.uring Denmarkthe victory in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 over Czech Republic, an incident in the stands has caused controversy as a rainbow flag was confiscated from two Danish fans during the game.

UEFA was criticized for not allowing the mayor of Munich Dieter reiter to illuminate the Allianz Arena with the colors of the rainbow during Germanygroup match with Hungary, after the latter nation passed a law that prohibits homosexuals from appearing in school educational materials for children under 18 years of age.

This latest incident has put UEFA in the spotlight on LGBT rights with the European football governing body distancing itself from the action of the commissioners in Baku.

“UEFA never ordered the stewards in Baku, or any other stadium, to confiscate the rainbow flags,” said a statement from UEFA read.

“We are currently investigating what happened and will of course be in contact with the UEFA delegate, the UEFA security officer and the local authorities to clarify this.

“The initial information we received was that the supporter in question was very intoxicated and that some local supporters became aggressive towards him.

“The local commissioners intervened and allowed the sympathizer to stay, despite his condition.”

UEFA have previously asked sponsors like Volkswagen not to display advertising with pride colors on both Azerbaijan and Russia where he had to comply with local legislation.

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