‘Black Lives Matter’, English booed in Budapest

(ANSA) – ROME, JUNE 04 – Here we go again. In Budapest, England players were booed and howled by the audience at the Puskas Arena as they knelt down in solidarity with Hungary before the Nations League match against Hungary kicked off. ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

The most absurd thing about all this is that the match should have been played behind closed doors due to the three-round disqualification imposed by UEFA on Hungary due to the repeated racist behavior of the Hungarian fans during the matches of Euro 2020. was then added the stop of two rounds inflicted by Fifa after the previous match between Hungary and England, last September 2 for the world qualifiers, when also on that occasion the English were booed for having kneeled and then, during the match , to Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were ‘dedicated’ howls and monkey cries.

But despite all this, today in the Budapest stadium there were 34 thousand people, mostly children because the Hungarian football federation, taking advantage of article 73 of the Uefa disciplinary regulation, had decided to open the doors of the Puskas Arena for free to the Under 14s coming from football schools and / or academies provided they are accompanied by an adult. The result was that racist boos and howls were still there today.

“I just can’t understand why they wanted to comment on our gesture with howls – the comment of a disconsolate Gareth Southgate, English coach -. With our kneeling we try to educate people in the world. But maybe the children don’t know and if they have they too behaved in a certain way it is because they were influenced as adults. Now UEFA have to say something. “

“It was an extremely annoying thing that we were very disappointed with – the comment of the English defender Conor Coady -.

It would be important for people to understand why we do that and we definitely don’t want to hear certain things. Instead it happens, but we will continue to deliver our message. “


Source: Ansa

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