Racism in the stadium


Racism in the stadium

Jude Bellingham / Picture: Reuters

London. After renewed racist insults from Hungarian fans, England footballer Jude Bellingham calls for tough crackdown on the world association Fifa. He has already started an investigation into the incidents at the 4-0 “Three Lions” in Budapest. The insults are “part of the game and always will be until appropriate penalties are put into effect by those who have the power to do so,” the Dortmund player tweeted. “We cannot let hate prevail, keep smiling!”

According to British media reports, some viewers are said to have made monkey noises in the direction of Bellingham, who was not deployed, and Raheem Sterling of Manchester City. Fifa's disciplinary proceedings are in progress, the Hungarians who were convicted of fan incidents after the European Championship (two Uefa games without an audience) condemned the behavior in the stands, but did not respond to “alleged insults”.

Return to Wembley. This is the first time England have played at Wembley since their defeat in the European Championship final against Italy. Opponent is Andorra (6 p.m., live Dazn). Team boss Gareth Southgate expects unreserved support from the fans. “I have no doubt that the players will receive a fantastic reception.” The three black English misses in the lost penalty shootout were then racially insulted on social media. Southgate: “We shouldn't lump all Hungarian fans together and that is definitely the case with our fans.”

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