England fans chant ‘you racist b******* you know what you are’ during Hungarian national anthem before Nations League clash… after racial abuse was directed at Gareth Southgate’s players during World Cup qualifier last September
England fans taunted ‘racist’ Hungary supporters ahead of kick-off for their Nations League clash on Tuesday night.
During the Hungarian national anthem, the Three Lions’ supporters loudly drowned out their opponents, as they sang ‘you racist b*******, you know what you are’.
UEFA’s host broadcaster had to play sound affects to try their best to drown out the chanting which was still audible.
The chanting was not mentioned by Channel 4 who are presenting what is England’s fourth match of their Nations League group.
England supporters taunted Hungary fans as the national anthem for the latter was played
Supporters loudly chanted ‘you racist b******, you know what you are’ during the anthem
After the incident in September, FIFA, decided on a two-match stadium ban at home for Hungarian spectators in FIFA competitions, with the second game suspended for a probationary period of two years. They were also handed a fine of £160,000.
They were already waiting to serve a three-match spectator ban which was issued by UEFA in June 2021, as punishment for racist abuse from fans during Euro 2020.
The two nations played again in Hungary last week, where a loophole allowed children under the age of 14 to attend the match under UEFA’s rules.
Raheem Sterling (pictured) and Jude Bellingham were among those targeted with racial abuse during England’s 4-0 World Cup qualifier victory over Hungary in Budapest back in September
In total, more than 30,000 children attended the match which saw Hungary beat England for the first time in 60 years.
School children inside the stadium booed England players taking the knee – something which the Hungarian government came out after the game to defend.
Zoltan Kovacs, he country’s Secretary of State for International Communication and Relations, labelled those blaming the children for booing the gesture as ‘idiots’.
He also added they cannot be ‘blamed for any kind of political statement.’
England players were booed as they took the knee during their 1-0 defeat to Hungary last week