Wednesday, October 27

UEFA denies report that federation banned supporters from taking rainbow flags into Budapest fan zone

European football’s governing body has moved quickly to clarify it has no responsibility for the fan zone in the Hungarian capital
Uefa has denied reports in the Dutch media that claimed it has banned Netherlands supporters from taking rainbow-coloured flags and symbols into the Euro 2020 fan zone in Budapest.

Dutch website reported that Netherlands fans had their rainbow symbols confiscated by security as they entered the fan zone ahead of Sunday’s last-16 clash against the Czech Republic.

However, European football’s governing body has released statement clarifying that it is the local authorities who have responsibility for fan zones, while reminding the Hungarian Football Federation that rainbow flags – a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community – are not considered political and should be allowed into the Puskas Arena for the game.

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