Pitch invader crashes Germany vs Hungary carrying pride rainbow after controversial Uefa ban

A PITCH invader crashed Germany's clash against Hungary tonight carrying a rainbow flag after UEFA's controversial ban.

Euro bosses had controversially refused to give permission for the LGBTIQ+ colours to light up Bayern Munich's home in the Group F.

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter had approved the gesture as a rebuke to the vote in the Hungarian parliament which banned content promoting homosexuality and/or gender change to Under-18s.

UEFA said that was a “political” gesture and therefore banned, despite having previously agreed Germany skipper Manuel Neuer COULD wear a rainbow armband because it was “not political”.

In response, German clubs are lighting their stadiums up in rainbow colours in response to football's governing body handling of tonight's game.

Meanwhile, Rainbow flags were handed out to supporters attending the final group stage fixture in Munich.


And one fan made it onto the field holding the colours aloft in front of Hungary's players during their national anthem.

The pitch invader was greeted with loud cheers from the German supporters in the Allianz Arena before he was tackled by security.

The incident comes after UEFA were been accused of 'staggering failure' for insisting they DO support the LGBTIQ+ rainbow.

European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation Hugh Torrance told SunSport: “UEFA's response has not lived up to any of the outcomes we sought, and it has failed in any meaningful way to address the fundamental issues that we have raised with them.

“To claim to have respect for the rainbow colours without addressing any of the issues which gave rise to the letter to them in the first place, without naming homophobia, and without being able to mention LGBTIQ+ people directly, is a staggering failure.

“If you are going to say that you support LGBTIQ+ people, you need to be able to oppose anti-LGBTIQ+ laws and you need to not prevent actions which oppose oppressive behaviours and actions against us.

“We strongly urge UEFA to recognise their power and reconsider their position on this, and to work in partnership with the communities they purport to support.”

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