Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Clashes with the police Violent riots during World Cup qualifying game

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You don’t really want to see such pictures anymore. During the World Cup qualifying match between England and Hungary, violent riots broke out in the stands. The police were also involved.

There were clashes between Hungarian fans and the police during the World Cup qualifier between England and Hungary. Photos showed how dozens of emergency services in the stands clashed with visiting fans in the early stages of the game on Tuesday evening at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Police against Hungarian hooligans: Unsightly pictures from Wembley Stadium.  (Source: imago images / Offside Sports Photography)Police against Hungarian hooligans: Unsightly pictures from Wembley Stadium. (Source: Offside Sports Photography / imago images)

The police used batons against the audience, as the BBC reported. Further details or the trigger for the clashes were initially not known. It also remained unclear whether fans or officials were injured. Previously, individual Hungarian fans booed when the English national soccer team kneeled before kick-off as a sign against racism and the Hungarians pointed to the “Respect” label on their shirts.

In Budapest in September, Hungarian fans racially insulted English players, threw objects, fired fireworks and blocked stairs.

Hungary’s national team had been punished by the world association Fifa with a home game in the World Cup qualifying without spectators. Accordingly, the association is threatened with another ghost game if similar incidents occur again.

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