England’s 0-1 defeat at the start of the Nations League is almost irrelevant. The cheers of Hungarian fans in Budapest during a measure for more tolerance defines the discussion after the final whistle.
The England football team has criticized the renewed boos in Hungary and wants to continue to set an example together in the fight against racism.
“We are definitely not going to stop as a team,” Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Cody said after the 1-0 draw in Hungary. It was obvious to hear Boos in Budapest after the England side fell to their usual knees before kick-off. “I’ll be honest, it’s really disappointing,” Coady said of the reactions at Puskás Aréna.
“We just hope people understand it more and more,” Cody said. “We want to make sure things change in a positive way as a team and as a nation.” “It is important that we stay true to our principles. It is important that we are going to continue what we have been talking about for the past few years.” Many people now know what the English team represents. “If people don’t like it, that’s it,” Cody said on Sky Sports.
England players began calls for an end to racial injustice in society last year. “I have no idea why people would be disapproving of this gesture,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. About why he’s kneeling, the ex-pro said his team does such actions primarily to try to “educate people”. In an interview with Channel 4, the 51-year-old did not want to directly criticize the fans in Budapest. Many young people probably don’t know why they are booed at all. “They are affected by the elderly,” Southgate predicted.
It’s not true, nobody wants it. Not in Hungary, in any football stadium in the world. Hungarians still have to learn a thing or two,” said national record player Lothar Matthaus, who himself supported the Hungarians from January 2004 to December. 2005 Trained at RTL.
Despite the ban on spectators due to the discriminatory behavior of the Hungarian fans, the stadium was well filled. According to UEFA regulations, children up to the age of 14 can enter the stadium for closed matches if they are invited and accompanied by an adult. According to media reports, more than 30,000 visitors were registered before the match.
Due to the discriminatory behavior of its fans in the European Championship matches against Portugal, France and Germany, the Hungarian national team was sentenced to two matches at home in UEFA without an audience. This sentence was later reduced to one game, and another game suspended for two years. In last year’s World Cup qualifier in England, Hungarian spectators behaved racistly.
The English will also have to play their first Nations League home game on June 11 at Wolverhampton against Italy without an audience. The federation was sentenced to do so a year ago due to the riots surrounding the European Championship final. UEFA regulations must also apply to children who visit the stadium, and the number of fans is expected to be between 2,000 and 3,000.
England lost the European vice-champion at the start of the Nations League in the German group after a goal scored by Hungarian professional Dominic Zuboszlai from Leipzig. The 21-year-old converted an uncontroversial penalty in the 66th minute. Next Saturday, Hungary will receive the German Football Association team, before England play in Munich after Tuesday’s failed start.
© dpa-infocom, dpa: 220604-99-549383 / 9