What They're Saying: Christian Rudolph

"We are striving for open football. And we also want to send a signal this month to all the athletes from the LGBTI community. It was important to us that Neuer can play the entire month with the rainbow captain's armband. These are now also the values that the DFB represents."

-- Christian Rudolph, a Lesbian and Gay Association in Germany federal board member, on UEFA's investigation into a Pride armband worn by Germany captain Manuel Neuer in the first two games at Euro 2020. It found the armband was a "symbol of diversity and thus a good cause" and therefore did not violate UEFA's rules regarding "political symbols." (NTV.de via Deutsche Welle)
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