Rainbow illumination for Allianz Arena
This year the official parade for Christopher Street Day has had to be cancelled, but even coronavirus cannot stop campaigns against homophobia, discrimination and exclusion - and FC Bayern will once again show its colours in support of this effort: The Allianz Arena will again shine brightly this Saturday in the colours of the rainbow. The rainbow flag is the official symbol for more tolerance, respect and cooperation.
"We always want to set an example of tolerance and diversity, against racism and homophobia, and Christopher Street Day is an important event for this every year," said FC Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "Football is a unifying element. As a cosmopolitan club, we unconditionally stand in solidarity with these movements."
FC Bayern has been committed to an open, tolerant world view for years. The corner flags of the Allianz Arena have already been seen in a rainbow design, and the German champions were also present at Christopher Street Day in Munich. Last year, mascot Berni, among others, took part in the parade through the city, and FC Bayern also distributed campaign shirts and balloons.
The history of FC Bayern contains examples of how important it is to stand up for a tolerant world: Two important people in the history of the club were not protected from hostility in their own time. The founding member and vice-captain Wilhelm Focke (1900 to 1903) and the former president Dr. Angelo Knorr (1906 to 1913) were gay.
Follow the special lighting of the Allianz Arena live:
Anyone who cannot watch the spectacle at close range can use the Allianz Arena webcam to get a glimpse of the special lighting. Drone flights are not permitted.
With the campaign "Reds against racism", FC Bayern set a clear signal earlier this year in the fight for more tolerance, respect and humanitarianism: