Barcelona on Tuesday issued a message of support for the LGTBI movement on its social media profiles by publishing its shield on a rainbow background and with the slogan “Pride and Respect.”
The club’s demonstration came hours after it emerged that UEFA will not allow the Allianz Arena in Munich to be illuminated with the rainbow flag during the match between Germany and Hungary in the European Championship, since the entity is considered “a politically and religiously neutral organization” .
Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter had asked for the stadium to be illuminated at Wednesday’s meeting after the approval in the Hungarian parliament of a restrictive law on gay rights.
The president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, shared the assembly with the Barça crest on a rainbow background and accompanied it with the message “Because we are more than a club.”
Because we are more than a Club! https://t.co/bbLNVV9ANq
– Joan Laporta Estruch🎗 (@JoanLaportaFCB) June 22, 2021
Other players from the Catalan side, such as Gerard Piqué or Antoine Griezmann, also shared their support for the LGTBI community and the club’s stance against the UEFA restriction.