The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has revealed why it included the rainbow symbol to its new logo.
UEFA clarified that it is not in solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) community.
This was contained in a statement released by UEFA during the unveiling of the new logo.
According to the statement, the rainbow on its new logo “is not a political symbol, but a sign of our firm commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society.”
“Today, UEFA is proud to wear the colours of the rainbow.
“It is a symbol that embodies our core values, promoting everything that we believe in – a more just and egalitarian society, tolerant of everyone, regardless of their background, belief, gender or sexual orientation.
“Some people have interpreted UEFA’s decision to turn down the city of Munich’s request to illuminate the Munich stadium in rainbow colours for a EURO 2020 match as ‘political’. On the contrary, the request itself was political, linked to the Hungarian football team’s presence in the stadium for this evening’s match with Germany.
“For UEFA, the rainbow is not a political symbol, but a sign of our firm commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society.”