Soccer-Hungary's foreign minister hits out at Munich 'rainbow stadium' plan


Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group F - Portugal v Germany - Football Arena Munich, Munich, Germany - June 19, 2021 General view of inside the stadium before the match Pool via REUTERS/Matthias Hangst

(Reuters) - Hungary's foreign minister has hit out at calls for the stadium in Munich to be lit up in rainbow colours for the Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary on Wednesday, saying politics should be kept out of sport.

The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, said on Sunday that he would ask European soccer's governing body UEFA for permission to light up the stadium in rainbow colours in protest at a new law in Hungary that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change.

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