UEFA introduced on Friday it had launched an investigation into “potential discriminatory incidents” throughout Germany’s 2-2 draw with Hungary which was overshadowed by a row over a brand new Hungarian anti-LGBTQ legislation.
European soccer’s governing physique didn’t specify in its assertion what incidents have been being investigated through the Euro 2020 match in Munich, which completed with the Germans qualifying for the final 16 and Hungary going out of the competitors.
However, a UEFA spokesperson instructed AFP that the probe regards “incidents and behaviour in the stands”.
German day by day Bild reported that Hungary supporters — who’re already being investigated for monkey chants throughout their crew’s 1-1 draw with France in Budapest — directed anti-gay chants at Germany followers earlier than kick-off on Wednesday.
An AFP journalist noticed followers of each groups, together with German carrying rainbow colors, locked in offended exchanges which led to police intervening.
The match build-up had been dominated by UEFA’s refusal to permit town of Munich to mild the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors in solidarity with Hungary’s LGBTQ neighborhood.
UEFA and the federal government of Hungary got here below a hail of criticism after Budapest’s new anti-LGBTQ legislation and the soccer physique’s refusal to mild the Munich stadium.
Fans got here to the sport in rainbow colors, and one German supporter invaded the pitch with a rainbow flag through the Hungarian nationwide anthem.