New alleged racist insults against black England national players increase the pressure on the Hungarian Football Association.
The world governing body FIFA announced on Friday "appropriate measures" as soon as the report from the World Cup qualifier between Hungary and England is available.
The Hungarian association is threatened with severe punishment.
The British FA and Prime Minister Boris Johnson had previously called for an investigation.
According to matching British media reports, the Dortmund Jew Bellingham and Raheem Sterling from Manchester City were racially insulted in their 4-0 victory in the World Cup qualifying in Budapest on Thursday evening. Some spectators are said to have made monkey noises in the direction of the two black professionals during the game. Bellingham was not used, Sterling played from the start and scored the 1-0 for the Three Lions.
Hungary had been sentenced to play its next two UEFA home games without spectators for discriminatory behavior by its fans at the European Championship games in the summer. At that time, among other things, French players were racially insulted. FIFA pointed out that the penalty resulting from the judgment of UEFA could not be applied in the World Cup qualification for which the world governing body is responsible. That is why spectators were allowed in Budapest.
"I urge FIFA to take tough action against those responsible to ensure that this type of shameful behavior is finally removed from the game," Johnson tweeted. “It is completely unacceptable that England players were racially insulted in Hungary last night.” National coach Gareth Southgate also criticized the incidents as “unacceptable”.
"Although some people are stuck in their mindsets and prejudices, they will end up being the dinosaurs as the world modernizes," said Southgate. Hungary's population is nowhere near as diverse as the British. It is therefore "inevitable" that the "mindset" is different than in the UK, for example, said Southgate. The coach admitted, however, that he had not heard the insults on the bench. The FA announced after the game: "We continue to support the players and staff in their joint endeavors to show and combat discrimination in all forms."
The injured Marcus Rashford, himself a multiple victim of racism, tweeted about the FA statement: “My brothers.
Each and every one of them.
Proud of you guys. ”Midfielder Jack Grealish tweeted:“ Great win in an unacceptable atmosphere. ”He also put an emoji in which a man hits the stone.
During the game, the city star had demonstratively drank from a mug that was thrown at the English players.
In the past, black England internationals had been racially insulted at away games, for example in Montenegro and Bulgaria.
After the final of the European Championship against Italy, however, the three black English missed shooters were also racially attacked on social media in Great Britain.Keywords: