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FC Barcelona send LGBT pride message

It was small but it comes after controversy surrounding displays of pride at the Euro

Schalke 04 v FC Barcelona - UEFA Youth League Semi Final Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

FC Barcelona has sent an LGBT pride message on its official social media channels after controversy surrounding rainbow displays at the European Championship.

“PRIDE & RESPECT” read the message with the club’s badge in front of a rainbow background.

This comes after UEFA reversed their decision to open up a disciplinary case against Manuel Neuer for wearing a rainbow colored captain’s armband.

However, UEFA shot down plans to light up the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors. The home of Bayern Munich is set to host the match between Germany and Hungary.

The Catalans posted the message on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The pride message was seen on Barcelona’s official English, Catalan, Spanish, French, Turkish, and Japanese channels. But it wasn’t seen in Barcelona’s Portuguese, Indonesian, and Arabic accounts.

UPDATE: Barcelona’s Portuguese account has posted their own version of the message, while the Indonesian and Arabic account have retweeted the English version of the message.

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