'Is my life worth less than someone else's?': Lesbian footballer slams UEFA for ...

'Is my life worth less than someone else's?': Lesbian footballer slams UEFA for ...
'Is my life worth less than someone else's?': Lesbian footballer slams UEFA for ...
'Is my life worth less than someone else's?': Lesbian Swedish captain of Chelsea's women's football team slams UEFA for banning rainbow display ahead of Euro 2020 matches Magdalena Eriksson, 27, has spoken out over UEFA's refusal to support gay pride UEFA barred a stadium from lighting up in rainbow colours for a Euros match Decision led to stadia across Germany lighting up as their side played Hungary Eriksson said it made her question her value to UEFA as an openly gay player 

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Chelsea star Magdalena Eriksson has slammed UEFA for banning rainbow displays at Euro 2020 matches. 

Writing in The Athletic, Eriksson described the decision as 'scary' and said it made her question the value the football association puts on her life as an openly gay player. 

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'Does this mean that my life is worth less than someone else's? Than someone who is living the norm, living a different lifestyle?', she wrote. 

Eriksson blasted UEFA's continued refusal to support gay pride after rainbow flags were again banned for two quarter finals and officials appeared to confiscate a rainbow flag from a Denmark supporter in Baku. 

The Swedish footballer is in a relationship with Chelsea team-mate and Denmark star Pernille Harder and the couple live together in London.    

Chelsea star Magdalena Eriksson (right, with girlfriend Pernille Harder) has spoken out over UEFA's refusal to light up a stadium in Munich with rainbow colours for Germany's Euros 2020 clash with Hungary

Chelsea star Magdalena Eriksson (right, with girlfriend Pernille Harder) has spoken out over UEFA's refusal to light up a stadium in Munich with rainbow colours for Germany's Euros 2020 clash with Hungary

The couple shot to fame when they were pictured sharing a kiss as Eriksson celebrated Sweden beating Canada in a last 16 match in the Women's World Cup in France in 2019

The couple shot to fame when they were pictured sharing a kiss as Eriksson celebrated Sweden beating Canada in a last 16 match in the Women's World Cup in France in 2019

She said the issue of gay pride flags and illuminations at football matches is not a political question, but one of human rights.

Describing football as a force to push for diversity,

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