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UEFA Stops Investigation Over Manuel Neuer’s Rainbow Armband Supporting LGBT+ Community.

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The Germany goalkeeper has been showing his support for the LGBT+ community during his national team’s games in June.

The German football association (DFB) has confirmed that UEFA has halted an investigation into Manuel Neuer’s rainbow-coloured captain’s armband.

Goal and SPOX were able to confirm earlier reports from RTL and NTV that UEFA had launched an investigation into the DFB and the goalkeeper for wearing the special armband.

Neuer has been wearing the rainbow colours to show support for the LGBT+ community during ‘Pride Month’.

Why might Germany have been punished?

Neuer has worn the rainbow-coloured armband during the Euro 2020 clashes against France and Portugal. He also wore it in the pre-tournament friendly win against Latvia.

It appeared when the investigation was opened that UEFA had determined that it is a political symbol and has prohibited such demonstrations from players and teams.

What has the DFB said?

In a statement, the DFB confirmed: “UEFA have today shared with the DFB that they have stopped the review of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by [Manuel Neuer]. In a letter, the armband has been assessed as a team symbol for diversity and thus for a ‘good cause.'”