Manuel Neuer: Footballer who wore rainbow armband all the way through Euro 2020 video games may not face disciplinary motion


German footballer Manuel Neuer is not going to face disciplinary motion for dressed in a rainbow armband all the way through his Euro 2020 video games.

UEFA has stated there is not any case to respond to, including that the Bayern Munich goalkeeper was once “selling a just right motive”.

Neuer, 35, has worn the armband for video games towards France and Portugal, to turn his fortify for the LGBTQ+ group all the way through Satisfaction Month.

However the game’s Ecu governing frame has been investigating whether or not his movements may well be noticed as a political observation, which isn’t allowed.

A spokesperson stated: “UEFA seemed into the armband worn by means of the participant in query and, bearing in mind that it was once selling a just right motive, ie variety, the group is not going to face disciplinary complaints.”

The German Soccer Affiliation stated on Twitter that it had additionally won a letter from UEFA confirming the subject was once closed.

They wrote: “UEFA have lately shared with the DFB that they have got stopped the evaluate of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by means of Manuel Neuer.

“In a letter, the armband has been assessed as a group image for variety and thus for a ‘just right motive’.”

The affiliation has in the past stated Neuer wears the rainbow-armband as a logo of “the entire group’s transparent dedication to variety, openness, tolerance and towards hatred and exclusion”.


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