German officials wanted to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors in reaction to a recently passed Hungarian law that bans “promoting or displaying homosexuality.” In response to that notion, Hungary has lit up its famous stadiums and even the National Opera House.
The idea came from the fans of the Ferencváros TC Club. They requested that Gábor Kubatov, president of the football club and party director of ruling Fidesz, to light up the Groupama Arena in the colors of the national flag. Other sports clubs quickly joined the project and also lit up their buildings in the colors of red, white, and green.
We’ve collected some of these:
The Groupama Arena, home of the Ferencváros TC Club, lit up in the national colors of red, white, and green. Photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI
Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion, home of MTK, in national colors. Photo by Péter Lakatos/MTI
Veszprém Aréna, home turf of the top-class handball club, Telekom Veszprém KC, with the colors of the Hungarian flag. Photo by Tamás Vasvári/MTI
Other historical and public sites were also decorated with the colors of the national flag:
The Jedlik Ányos Bridge in Győr, illuminated with national colors. Photo by Csaba Krizsán/MTI
The Sopron Fire Tower, one of the city’s symbols, illuminated with national colors. Photo by István Filep/MTI