German footballer Manuel Neuer will not face disciplinary action for wearing a rainbow armband during his Euro 2020 games.
UEFA has said there is no case to answer, adding that the Bayern Munich goalkeeper was “promoting a good cause”.
Neuer, 35, has worn the armband for games against France and Portugal, to show his support for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month.
But the sport’s European governing body has been investigating whether his actions could be seen as a political statement, which is not allowed.
A spokesperson said: “UEFA looked into the armband worn by the player in question and, considering that it was promoting a good cause, ie diversity, the team will not face disciplinary proceedings.”
The German Football Association said on Twitter that it had also received a letter from UEFA confirming the matter was closed.
They wrote: “UEFA have today shared with the DFB that they have stopped the review of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by Manuel Neuer.
“In a letter, the armband has been assessed as a team symbol for diversity and thus for a ‘good cause’.”
The association has previously said Neuer wears the rainbow-armband as a symbol of “the whole team’s clear commitment to diversity, openness, tolerance and against hatred and exclusion”.