England footballers faced racist comments from Hungary fans during their 4-0 Cup qualifying triumph in Budapest. Hungary fans racist abuse directed towards Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
Several players were bombarded with plastic cups and other objects, which Declan Rice and Jack Grealish took control of by celebrating England’s scores with celebratory “drinks.”
After fans’ discriminatory behavior at Euro2020, Uefa ordered Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors. However, because this match was under Fifa’s control, home fans were allowed into the Puskas Arena.
Before the match, Hungary’s players and head coach Marco Rossi appealed to fans to appreciate England’s gesture, but the message fell on deaf ears.