NATIONS - Hungary fined over racist abuse, to play 1 match without fans

21.09.2021 22:30 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
NATIONS - Hungary fined over racist abuse, to play 1 match without fans
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Hungary was fined 200,000 Swiss francs (216,635 dollars) by FIFA for their fans' racist chanting at England players during a World Cup qualifier earlier this month. They must play two games behind closed doors, one of which will be postponed for two years.

During England's 4-0 thrashing of Hungary on September 2, Hungarian supporters sang monkey chants towards Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham.

The angry Puskas Arena audience attacked England players with cups, while many Hungary fans booed Southgate's squad as they took a knee before kick-off to demonstrate support for equality.

Here is the statement released by FIFA:

"After analysing 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 (FIFA Disciplinary) 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," read the FIFA statement.

"In addition, the Committee imposed a fine of CHF 200,000."