Bayern Munich to use rainbow corner flags for Frankfurt finale
The German giants have announced that they will support the IDAHOBIT cause in their last game of the season as they hope to secure the Bundesliga title.
German club Bayern Munich have announced that they will replace their normal corner flags with rainbow coloured ones for their final match of the season on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Rainbow flags at the Allianz
With Friday 17 May being being International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the Bavarian club has chosen to support the cause by using the famous rainbow colours around the pitch. Speaking ahead of the game Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
“Together with our fan club ‘Queerpass Bayern’, we want to set a clear example of tolerance and diversity, against racism and homophobia.”
There was also comment from the fan club with their CEO Marcus Janke describing it as "a wonderful signal that FC Bayern is positioned as a global club with its values on our side."
Janke also added: “It stands for tolerance against discrimination of any kind, because the rainbow flag is not just a symbol of the gay movement.”
17 May is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia!— World Health Organization Western Pacific (@WHOWPRO) 17 May 2019
🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈#LGBTQI+ people still face stigma and #discrimination in healthcare. There is much more to be done to ensure everyone, everywhere can get the health services they need. #HealthForAll #IDAHOT pic.twitter.com/bBb5aZsuZ9
The game against Frankfurt carries much significance with both clubs striving for their own objectives. A win or draw for Bayern will secure them yet another Bundesliga title, while a win for the visitors gives them a chance of making it into the Champions League positions. A lot may depend on what happens elsewhere in the league...
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