Hungary faces sanctions for their racist abuse of English players during the two teams’ World Cup qualifier earlier this month. In other words, the Hungarian FA has been fined (the football news) for their supporters’ racist abuse of England’s players.
England won 4-0 on the night of the World Cup qualifying (football results), but their celebration had limitations in it.
Racist abuse from a section of the Hungarian fans in the stands marred the occasion.
These bigoted fans directed the majority of their vulgarity at goal scorer Raheem Sterling and also targeted young Jude Bellingham.
Besides this, targeting a literal 18-year-old, they also threw cups and other projectiles onto the pitch, trying to hit players.
This, back then, prompted Declan Rice and Jack Grealish to post iconic photos of themselves drinking in the face of the abuse. Some time later, Wales captain Gareth Bale said he’d support his teammates against racism in their football match against Hungary.
Hungary Faces Sanctions for Their Racist Abuse of English Players
When Hungarian fans racially targeted England’s players though, FIFA launched an investigation into the incident immediately.
And the governing body has since confirmed on their official website that they found Hungary guilty. FIFA even charged the Hungarian Football Association because their fans were racially abusing England players during the game.
FIFA slapped the Hungarian FA with a fine just under £160,000. Hungary is also facing a two-game stadium ban for supporters in FIFA competitions, with them risking suspension for two years.
“FIFA’s position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of racism and violence as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse,” a statement read.
“FIFA takes a clear zero-tolerance stance against such abhorrent behavior in football.”
This means that Hungary will be without fans for their match against Albania on 9 October. But, only if they create no further unrest, supporters may return for their country’s match against San Marino in November.
In between those two games, the Hungary team will face England at Wembley Stadium on October 12th.
The Three Lions are leading their World Cup qualifying group and have yet to lose a single game. Of their first six matches, they won five matches and drew in one.