Euro 2020: UEFA probes discrimination in the match between Germany and Hungary

The UEFA will investigate the ‘potential discrimination incidents,’ as the governing body of European football started on Friday at the 2-2 draw in Germany with Hungary during the European Championship.

UEFA did not give details of the game incidents that took place on Wednesday in Munich.


UEFA confirmed in a statement that ethics and the disciplinary inspector had been appointed to investigate this case.

Germany settled the last 16 times with England after the four-time world champion was settled with a late goal by Leon Goretzka, while Hungarians were knocked out.

Before kickoff, a protestor waving the rainbow flag invaded the pitch, while fans carried similar banners outside and inside the stadium to show their support for LGBTQ rights.

This was following UEFA rejection, in protest of an anti-LGBTQ law in Hungary, of a petition by the Munich mayor to make the stadium lit with rainbow colors.

Mayor Dieter Reiter wanted in Hungary to highlight the prohibition of school materials intended to promote homosexuality and gender change and limit the media’s access to programs available for minors.

The UEFA also began a survey in Budapest last weekend of the matches between Hungary and Portugal and France.

The social media images showed “Anti-LGBTQ” banners in the opening match against Portugal in Budapest, including the Hungarian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer abbreviations.

Hungarian fans marched to the Puskas arena in the run-up to Hungary’s match against France with a banner calling on the players to stop kneeling for racism to protest.