Hungary football fans and police have broken out clashes during England’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium
A group of Hungary supporters fought with police in the stands during their side’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley. It comes a month after England players were racially abused in the away leg in Budapest.
The violence began shortly after police officers entered the away stand in order to make an arrest.
The Metropolitan Police had said as they made the arrest, which was over alleged racist comments towards a steward, that “minor disorder broke out involving other spectators”.
“Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage,” the police force tweeted.
The incident happened shortly following the start of the football match in northwest London.
Jeers were also heard at the away side as England players took the knee, an act that opposes racism, before kick-off.
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At Wembley, Sky Sports’ Peter Smith said: “Someone in the Hungary section held up an anti-taking-a-knee banner as the players made those symbolic gestures.
“In contrast, the England supporters applauded the players’ action.”
An FA spokesperson has said: “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.”
Many of whom live in the UK, the visiting fans jeered the England squad as they were taking the knee at the start of the game.
It was just a minute or two after kick-off of the match when Met Police officers had moved in to arrest one of the Hungarian fans for allegedly racially abusing one of the stewards at Wembley Stadium.
The arrest in the stand then provoked a violent reaction from the Hungarian fans, with flying towards police officers who then scrambled to put their riot helmets on.
For five minutes the brawling between police and away fans continued until officers restored a level of calm and the Hungarian troublemakers had returned to watching the football match.
After the violent chaos at Wembley for the Euro 2020 final in July, the FA wants to see the last thing.
This though was entirely down to the visiting fans who have built their “don’t care” reputation over many years now.
This trouble from Hungary supporters comes after monkey chants had been aimed at England duo Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham during last month’s 4-0 win that took place in Budapest.
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After the incident, FIFA ordered Hungary to play two home matches behind closed doors, one suspended for two years.
Tuesday evening’s game saw Hungary take the lead through a penalty in the first-half, with fans of the away side letting off a flare in an act of celebration.
But England manager Gareth Southgate‘s men equalised by way of John Stones in the 37th minute. The match then ended 1-1 following a goalless second half.
England are currently four points clear into their World Cup qualifying group, with just three fixtures left to play, but they can’t yet guarantee their place in the Qatar tournament until next month.