FIFA punishes Hungarian Football Federation following racist behavior of ‘numerous’ fans

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“After analyzing and considering … the gravity of the incidents (racist words and actions, throwing objects, lighting fireworks, blocked ladders), the committee decided that MLSZ would play its next two home matches in FIFA competitions without spectators, the second The match is being suspended for a probationary period of two years,” FIFA said in a statement.

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ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke, who was at Puskas Arena in Budapest, says he overheard monkey chants directed at Raheem Sterling, as well as Jude Bellingham substitute, as he went to England’s 4–0 victory in September. were preparing to come.

England players were also furious as they took a knee before the kick, a continuing gesture to protest racism.


Granthshala has reached out to MLSZ, which was fined $216,000 by FIFA.

Previously, Hungary was ordered by UEFA, European football’s governing body, to play their next three home games behind closed doors following discriminatory treatment of fans at Euro 2020, but the ban has not yet applied to England’s games. Was done because the World Cup qualifiers had fallen. Under the jurisdiction of FIFA.

Cups and bottles were also thrown at England players during each goal ceremony – Declan Rice and Jack Grealish responded by pretending to drink from them – while a flare broke out on the pitch as the team celebrated Harry Maguire’s goal.

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After the game, England forward Marcus Rashford, who is currently out following shoulder surgery, took to social media in support of his teammates.

The world governing body’s statement said, “FIFA’s position is firm and determined to reject any form of racism and violence as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse. This type of abhorrence in FIFA football is takes a clear zero tolerance stance against the behavior.”


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