These flags we will not see in the Eurovision song contest

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Last week was published a list with flags that are not allowed during the live broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest on 10, 12 and 14 May. The Flemish Lion, the Palestinian flag, the Basque flag and the Rainbow flag can be banned and that not everyone on sympathy.

Among other Spain threatened with a boycott of the song contest because the Basque flag is not allowed. “This creates the impression that the Basque country is compared with terrorist organization ISIS and her black flag ‘, it sounds in the Spanish media. Also in Palestine are they not satisfied and ask them to ‘ this vile and unacceptable mistake ‘.

The list was accidentally published earlier by ticket seller AXS and Globe Arena which the EBU with a response came. ‘ The non-exhaustive list of examples of flags that are prohibited, served not for publication ‘, it sounds. “We have therefore asked the document offline immediately. We apologize to all those who feel offended by this list. ‘

Rainbow flag: allowed or not?

However, it is not clear whether the EBU also adjustments will do. According to the official document are accepted: the official national flags of the 42 participating countries, or of one of the countries that recently participated as Portugal, Turkey or Romania. Official flags of countries members of the United Nations and the flag of the European Union.

On the banned list official: flags with commercial messages or with inappropriate, offensive or religious messages. The Rainbow flag is prohibited when it comes to a political statement. She is accepted as a symbol of tolerance and diversity.