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How local politics and nationalism shaped football as we know it today

The sport, which began capturing global imagination just after World War I, has been used as a platform to make political and racial statements and broadcast ethnic identities

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Arindam Roy  |  New Delhi 

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Just before the match between Germany and Hungary in Euro 2020, Munich had asked for the permission of UEFA to light the stadium with rainbow colors to express solidarity with the LGBTQ community

The Hungarian government recently passed a law banning all content related to homosexuality in school curricula and television shows for children. To express solidarity with the LGBTQ community, Munich authorities asked for the Union of European Association’s (UEFA’s) permission to light the Allianz Arena stadium, where Germany hosted in a group stage match of the recently concluded UEFA Euro Championship 2020, with rainbow colours.



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First Published: Tue, July 13 2021. 20:07 IST