Hungarian supporters clash with police after arrest for aggravated racist offense targeting Wembley flight attendant
Hungarian fans clash with police inside Wembley after an arrest for “public order aggravated by racist motives” in their World Cup qualifying match against England.
The meeting between the two sides in Budapest last month was marred by monkey chants aimed at Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham as Hungary was given a stadium ban and ordered to play a competitive Fifa match in closed session with a second suspended for two years.
On Tuesday evening, the traveling Hungarian contingent was in the spotlight and could be heard mocking as the English players knelt down just before kick-off.
Shortly after, clashes in the remote section saw police use batons, with Met police confirming this had happened after “officers entered the gallery to arrest a spectator for a crime. ‘public order aggravated by race following comments made against a flight attendant “.
Met police added: “As the police proceeded with the arrest, minor disturbances erupted involving other bystanders. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this point.
ISam Cunningham’s chief football correspondent captured footage of the police “being pushed back into the tunnel”.
The Football Association has also confirmed that it will investigate and report the incident to Fifa.
FA statement: “We are aware of an incident in the away section during the qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tonight at Wembley Stadium. We will investigate and report the incident to Fifa.
Images on ITV at half-time, Hungarian supporters were throwing punches, policemen retreating into the tunnel, as well as a banner opposing the knee grab.
“There were some pretty nasty scenes early on here at Wembley. You can see the banner among the Hungarian supporters saying no to the knee grip. It’s just before kick-off “, ITV said presenter Mark Pougatch.
“A few minutes after the start of the game, this [clashes] occurred on the Hungarian side, with some police using their batons and punches thrown by the Hungarians.
“It went on for a few minutes, then it appeared that the police were retreating into the stairwell. There were reports before the game there would be more police officers on duty here tonight, but the fact that the police pulled out like they did raises the question of whether there were enough of them here this evening. evening.