A brief scuffle between Hungarian supporters and English police in the stands at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, minutes after the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifying match between England and Hungary.
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London police explained on their twitter account that police officers entered the visiting supporters' stand to arrest a fan accused of "
serious public disorder
" for having uttered racist insults against a steward.
As the officers proceeded with the arrest, a minor disorder erupted involving other bystanders,
" police added, still on Twitter.
Order was quickly restored and no further incidents are to be noted at this time.
Already incidents in the first leg
According to television footage, beatings were exchanged, the police using batons to repel the most violent elements, while the vast majority of the hundreds of Hungarian fans were only interested in the game.
After the meeting, the two coaches were very cautious about the incident.
It's difficult for me to comment, I only heard about it from journalists.
As long as I do not know more, I prefer to remain focused on football,
"swept the coach of the Three Lions Gareth Southgate.
His counterpart Marco Rossi also preferred "
not to comment on this situation
It's not my job and anything I say could be misinterpreted
,” he said.
But Hungary may well be subject to new sanctions.
The English federation announced on Twitter that it would "
conduct an investigation and transmit (the elements on) this incident to FIFA
The Hungarian federation had already been sentenced to a closed-door match and a fine by FIFA after the first leg between the two teams, won 4-0 by England and during which English players had been targeted by racist cries.