The exact reason for Orbán’s cancellation is unknown. It supposedly has to do with certain private matters. Yet the timing is striking, as Hungary is under fire for the new anti-gay propaganda law. Several German cities have indicated that they want to illuminate large buildings in rainbow colours. The competition city of Munich also participates in this, although the UEFA football association does not allow the lighting of the stadium itself.
Orbán has responded to the commotion surrounding the law and the rainbow protests. He emphasized to DPA that the lighting of a stadium is "not a decision of a state". Moreover, he claims that "In communist Hungary, homosexual people were persecuted. Today, the state not only guarantees the rights of homosexuals, but also actively protects them. The freedom of the individual is the greatest good."