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Germany skipper Manuel Neuer facing Uefa investigation and FINE after wearing rainbow armband in support of Pride Month

GERMANY are being investigated by Uefa after Manuel Neuer wore a rainbow coloured captain's armband against Portugal and France.

The German skipper, 35, donned the rainbow armband in support of Pride Month.

But rather than throw their weight behind the cause, NTV report that Uefa have opted to open a probe into the gesture.

And Germany could even be FINED for supporting Pride Month.

Uefa statutes prohibit 'political' signs being made during matches.

Board member of LSVD, the German Lesbian and Gay Federation, Christian Rudolph said: "That is unacceptable.

"It is a fatal sign. We are currently in Pride Month and at the most important sporting event of the month should the wearing of a rainbow captain's armband be prevented?

"Uefa also needs to think about who it represents.

"How should the athletes think about it now? We are committed to open football.

"And this month we also want to send a signal to all the athletes from the LGBTI community.


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"It was important to us that Neuer can wear the rainbow captain's armband for the entire month. These are now the values ​​that the DFB represents."

Germany will not relent on their commitment to supporting Pride Month.

Tomorrow, Mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter is expected to file a cross-party motion from the city's council to Uefa, asking them for permission to light up Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for their clash with Hungary on Wednesday.

There are also plans for Munich City Hall to be decorated by rainbow flags.

Last week, Hungarian parliament reportedly approved a law that 'restricts young people's right to information about homosexuality and transsexuality'.

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