The Hungarian parliament passed a law last week that bans books, films and other media containing sexual content that is not heterosexual. Thousands of people took to the streets in Hungary to demonstrate against the law and hundreds of protesters gathered at Homomonument in Amsterdam as well. Thirteen European countries, including the Netherlands, issued a statement expressing concern that the law discriminates against gay, bisexual, transgender, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
The issue of human rights
Now that the Dutch national team plays in Budapest next Sunday, the debate is heating up. Should a statement be made? Outgoing Prime Minister Ruti does not think so. “Keep sports and athletes away from that,” he said. Rota thinks it’s important to politicians, not athletes. 26-year-old Sandro Arofino disagrees. He is a goalkeeper in amateur football and came out to the football club when he was eighteen years old. “Sports and politics must remain separate, but when it comes to human rights, they must distinguish,” he said in a statement. News & Co.
He believes that Orange should be able to focus on playing football during the match, but beforehand a strong statement can be made regarding it. He thought a rainbow bracelet or T-shirt with the word “human rights” on it would be a good idea.
Sandro couing ouR Smoothly, he didn’t have any bad vibes. But despite this, there is still a lot of “gay” swearing here and there. However, he doesn’t let that deter him. “I think it is basically a growing problem, it is an inherent problem. I am a very strong person and I can handle it.”
He hopes that a role model will emerge in the near future who can serve as an example. “I think it is sad that there are footballers who now do not dare to say that they are gay,” he says. “As long as no player goes out, it will still be difficult for others to make the move.” No action at the European Championships will change anything immediately, he says, but it can certainly lead to positive change in the long run.
Tomorrow Germany will play Hungary at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The Munich city council wanted the stadium to be lit up in rainbow colors during the match in protest of the law, but UEFA banned it. to me picture The request was rejected because according to the rules all stadiums must be equipped in the colors of the European Union and the participating countries.
Manuel Neuer, captain of the German national team, played every match in the European Championship with a rainbow ribbon around his arm. He was briefly investigated, but eventually allowed to band. This Sunday, Georginio Wijnaldum will wear the OneLove captain’s armband to represent diversity in football. “By wearing this band, we want to emphasize that as Orange we stand for inclusion and communication. We are against any form of exclusion and discrimination. In this way, we hope to support everyone who feels discriminated against anywhere in the world.”