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UEFA investigates potential racism during Hungary games

Sun 20 June 2021 | 17:17

UEFA is investigating an incident involving discrimination during Hungary’s Euro 2020 matches at the Puskas arena.

During

Hungary

’s loss to

Portugal

on Tuesday, a homophobic banner was held in the stands, according to Anti-discriminatory group Fare.

When Hungary were facing

France

on Saturday, Monkey chants could also be heard and UEFA confirmed that an inspector is conducting an investigation into the incident.

A UEFA statement read:

"In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, an UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding potential discriminatory incidents which occurred in the Puskás Aréna, Budapest, during the 2020 European Championship group stage matches between the national teams of Hungary and Portugal on 15 June 2021 and between the national teams of Hungary and France played on 19 June 2021."

Pernille Harde

, Chelsea and Denmark’s forward, suggested that UEFA should think about moving Euro 2020 games to Budapest after new anti-LGBT+ legislation was passed by the Hungarian parliament.

 "

Devastated to see that the Hungarian parliament passed new anti LGBT+ legislation this week, criminalising education and advertising of LGBT content to young people,"

she tweeted.

"We, the LGBT+ community, are people. We are human beings. We deserve the right to be treated like everyone else

"My thoughts are with the people of Hungary but especially the various LGBT communities in the country.

"The football world has another opportunity to step up. I hope that UEFA will take this seriously and reconsider moving more Euros games to Budapest. Equal game?"

Harder promotes UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign along with six other players as ambassadors.

The Puskas Arena permits full crowds for matches, unlike other Euro 2020 hosts.

Hungary are sitting bottom of Group F as they have only earned one point from their two clashes, with a 3-0 loss at the hands of Portugal and a 1-1 draw with France.


source: SportMob