Wembley violence as Hungary thugs punch stewards & police in England qualifier

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Crowd problems began within three minutes of kick-off at Wembley in the Hungarian section of the road.

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Hundreds of Hungarian supporters formed a line for the managers working in the small arena closed to the visiting fans.

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Clashes erupt between police and Hungarian fans at Wembleycredit: getty
A fan's head exploded amid chaos in the stands

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A fan’s head exploded amid chaos in the standscredit: Richard Pelham /
Barely three minutes into World Cup qualifiers

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Barely three minutes into World Cup qualifierscredit: getty
The steward and the police were forced to step down the ladder

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The steward and the police were forced to step down the laddercredit: Richard Pelham /

In horrific scenes, groups of stewards, numbering about 20, were left to fend for themselves under attack from all angles as tensions spread.

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He received a welcome reinforcement from the police who tried to break in with batons in an attempt to restore order.

But the stewards and the police line were chased down as they were punched and kicked through the tunnel under the stand.

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The game continued as normal as England attacked the left wing from where there was trouble.

Riot police and stewards finally restored order under the stand, as anger began to subside.

After storming the turnstiles at the Euro 2020 final in July, Wembley has had trouble for the second time this year.


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The FA is still awaiting UEFA’s disciplinary decision on that incident – and the governing body is certain to investigate this latest violence.

The FA was expecting around 1,000 visiting supporters for the World Cup qualifiers, most of whom were based in the UK.

Hungarian fans booed before kick-off as England players knelt while the visiting team stood.

A banner was hoisted showing a symbol against kneeling – but the home support responded with loud applause.

Due to more trouble, the riot police have now taken over the stand under the small away section.

Tonight’s match at Wembley is a comeback from last month’s match at Puskas Arena in which racist abuse was aimed at England players.

Three Lions players were also pelted with objects in the second half and a fiery throw was made on the pitch by home fans, prompting FIFA to initiate disciplinary proceedings after the game.

Despite UEFA ordering Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors following discriminatory treatment of its supporters at Euro 2020, fans were allowed as the game came under FIFA’s jurisdiction.

England described the abuse as ‘totally unacceptable’, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged FIFA to take ‘strong action against those responsible for the abusive behaviour’.

Despite the drama among the supporters, the game continued on the pitch.

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Despite the drama among the supporters, the game continued on the pitch.credit: getty
England were expecting around 1,000 away supporters for the game

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England were expecting around 1,000 away supporters for the gamecredit: getty
This is the latest example of violence at Wembley's stand

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This is the latest example of violence at Wembley’s standcredit: Reuters

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