On Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 Hungary futbol supporters violently and aggressively clashed with police forces at London’s historic Wembley Stadium. The rioting began when police officers quickly entered the visitor stands in order to place someone under arrest for racist abuse at the beginning of a World Cup qualifying match featuring England vs. Hungary.
The unfolding madness and unrest started after Hungary fans began booing the futbol players that were taking a knee before the initial kickoff which just so happens to be an ongoing anti – racism gesture performed at matches in England recently. This was similar to the football players of color in the National Football League choosing to knee during the National Anthem played prior to kickoffs of an NFL game.
Police were seen wielding batons to hold back the visiting fans that began raging and getting out of control to one degree or another. The English Football Association (EFA) said it was going to report this recent violent major incident to FIFA. The match ended in a draw with a final tally of 1 to 1. If you are interested in wagering during next year’s World Cup tournament possibly look at TitanBet Sportsbook / Casino for your entertainment purposes of course.
Disorder by these wild and unruly Hungarian fans unfortunately reared its ugly head approximately a month ago during a Hungary home contest against England that took place in Budapest, and their behavior including thick and unforgivable racism. This eventually led to Hungary having to play last Saturday’s game versus Albania in a completely empty futbol stadium.
FIFA has officially placed Hungary on probation with the threat of more of their home games being played without fans in the future if there was any further disorder at games especially chaos involving racism or discriminatory behavior that the Hungarian fans have been currently displaying during these futbol matches. International play often causes strong differences between nations with very radically different viewpoints.
The Metropolitan Police Events official Twitter account stated, “Shortly after the start of tonight’s match at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence after comments made towards a steward. As the officers made the arrest, minor disorder broke out involving other spectators. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage.”
Marco Rossi, the manager of Hungary’s futbol club, refused to discuss the unruly behavior of his team’s unreasonable supporters. Rossi said, “I don’t want to comment on this situation. It is not my task. Everything I could say could be interpreted in a different way.”
The Football Association formerly explained, “We are aware of an incident in the away section during tonight’s Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium. We will be investigating and will report the incident to FIFA.”
A defenseman for England’s national team, Tyrone Mings, proclaimed that England’s players were not fazed by the Hungarian fans booing the knee protest by saying, “We’ve faced criticism for taking the knee and we have collectively stood passionately together. That has carried us as a squad. It doesn’t change when people hold banners or disagree.”
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Phillips, Mitch. “Hungary fans fight with police inside Wembley”. Reuters – Sports. October 12, 2021.