Euro 2020: UEFA opens second investigation into Hungarian fans

The protester was apprehended by the match officers
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UEFA is investigating “potentially discriminatory incidents” which took place in Germany’s 2-2 draw against Hungary at Euro 2020.

The incidents are believed to be linked to an anti-LGBT banner that was introduced into Wednesday’s game in Munich by Hungarian supporters.

There have also been reports of anti-LGBT chants by some Hungarian supporters.

Last weekend, UEFA opened an investigation in similar incidents in Hungary’s other group matches.

Germany needed a late goal from Leon Goretzka to save a draw that knocked out Hungary and set up Tuesday’s meeting with England in the round of 16.

The incidents came after UEFA refused a request from the mayor of Munich for the stadium to be lit in rainbow colors for the match in protest against an anti-LGBT law in Hungary.

Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter made the request to protest a new law in Hungary that bans the sharing of any content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change to those under 18.

UEFA said it rejected the request due to the “political context”, with Reiter calling UEFA’s decision “shameful”.

Ahead of kick-off on Wednesday, a rainbow flag-waving protester took to the pitch during the Hungarian national anthem and hoisted a rainbow flag in the air in front of the Hungarian players before being tackled by the stewards.

German fans wore rainbow flags, wigs and face masks to show support for the LGBT community

Ahead of their match against France in Budapest last weekend, Hungarian fans marched to Puskas Arena holding up a banner calling on players to stop kneeling in protest against racism.

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