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Hungary FA fined over racist abuse of England players

Tue 21 September 2021 | 17:23

The Hungarian football association have been given a two-game stadium ban and a fine after fans racially abused England players during their World Cup qualifier on September 2.

Raheem Sterling

and

Jude Bellingham

were subjected to racist abuse during the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Hungary at the Puskas Arena earlier this month.

FIFA have now punished Hungary FA by ordering them to play two games without fans.

They have also been fined £158,000 by FIFA, who have already made it clear that they will take no tolerance against racist behavior and discrimination in the game.

An

official statement

from FIFA reads:

"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a ban and a substantial fine on the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) in relation to the racist behavior of numerous supporters during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between Hungary and England on 2 September 2021.

"After analyzing and taking into consideration all the circumstances of the case, specifically the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions, throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks, blocked stairways), the Committee decided that the MLSZ would play its next two home matches in FIFA competitions without spectators, the second match being suspended for a probationary period of two years.

"In addition, the Committee imposed a fine of CHF 200,000. FIFA’s position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of racism and violence as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse. FIFA takes a clear zero-tolerance stance against such abhorrent behavior in football.

"The decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified to the MLSZ."


source: SportMob

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