The group match between Germany and Hungary tonight was all about the rainbow flag. Since UEFA did not allow the Munich Arena to be painted in rainbow colors as a statement against Hungary’s anti-gay policy, many spectators personally brought a souvenir to the stadium to protest exclusion and discrimination.
A fast driver finally crowned it all during the Hungarian anthem: while the Hungarian players were singing their anthem before the important duel against Germany, a young man in a German shirt and a rainbow flag ran across the field. Finally, he put himself right in front of the team and raised the flag to the Hungarians. Finally the two hosts stopped the fan and took him off the field to applaud.
ZDF commentator Oliver Schmidt broke a taboo with a brisk run and ended the usual silence during national anthems: “…the flag passes across the square to applause. You can see it here too. It shouldn’t be banned here. Sorry to interrupt,” he commented. (Before)