Hungarian fans clash with police during World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley | Soccer News

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Hungarian fans clashed with police at Wembley during Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against England.

Boos could be heard from the other side as the England players took a knee to show their support for the fight against racism before kick-off.

Clashes then broke out in the far section, with police using batons to try to control the crowd before appearing to be forced into the lobby.

The Metropolitan Police revealed they made one arrest on suspicion of racially aggravated public disorder, and two on suspicion of a fight and assault on a first aid worker inside the stadium.

As the unrest continued in the lobby and outside Wembley, police made a further arrest for fighting, one for drunkenness and disorder and one for suspected voyeurism.

Metropolitan Police Events tweeted: “Shortly after the start of tonight’s game at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offense following comments made to a steward.

“As officers made the arrest, minor disturbances broke out involving other onlookers. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage.”

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Athletic’s Anita Abayomi shares testimonial of sitting above Hungarian fans at Wembley and experiencing the disorder below

A statement from the FA read: “We are aware of an incident in the away section during tonight’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers at Wembley Stadium.

“We will investigate and report the incident to FIFA.”

FIFA also released a statement saying: “We are analyzing reports from FIFA World Cup qualifying matches to determine the most appropriate action.

“FIFA has a very clear position of zero tolerance against such heinous behavior in football.”

John Stones scored England’s goal in a 1-1 draw and said after the game: “I didn’t see any of the incidents.

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John Stones slammed Hungarian fans who booed the England team as they took a knee

“But if they showed those kinds of signs to what we believe in as a team, as a nation, I have nothing good to say about them as fans, them as human beings. .

“We respect everyone and think we have an amazing platform to speak our mind and that’s what we do before the game.

“We are strong together as a team.”

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Sky Sports’ Peter Smith at Wembley said: “Someone in the Hungarian section held up an anti-kneeling banner as the players made these symbolic gestures.

“On the other hand, the English fans applauded the action of the players.”

Last month’s meeting between the teams in Budapest was marred by racist abuse aimed at English duo Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham.

FIFA ordered Hungary to play two FIFA competitive matches behind closed doors at home, including one suspended for two years, following racist behavior by their fans.

When Hungary boss Marco Rossi was asked about the disruption and it was suggested fans had once again let their national team down, he said: “As I have already said, I do not want to comment on this situation.

“It is not my task and everything I say can be interpreted in different ways, so I prefer not to comment.”

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Hungary coach Marco Rossi is asked about the crowd problems after the game

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