Hungary fans involved in ugly clashes with police at Wembley
Hungary fans involved in ugly clashes with police at Wembley as officers use batons to quell violence in early stages of World Cup qualifier against England
- Hungarian fans travelled to London for their World Cup qualifier against England
- Travelling supporters were involved in ugly clashes with riot police at Wembley
- Pictures and videos showed fans brawling with officers during start of game
- Riot police used batons to quell the violence and quickly got it under control
Hungary fans were involved in ugly clashes with the police during the early stages of their World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley.
Riot police were sent in shortly after kick-off and used batons to push back the travelling supporters, who were seen climbing over seats in the stands.
Videos posted to Twitter appeared to show the violent scenes spilling down a tunnel towards the concourse, before officers managed to quell the fighting.
Riot police attempt to push back Hungary fans who were climbing over seats at Wembley
The ugly scenes in the stands at Wembley occurred during the early stages of the qualifier
Police managed to calm the fighting in the away end within around 12 minutes of the first half
It was reported by ITV that the clashes – which involved hundreds of Hungary supporters – had calmed down 12 minutes into the match.
It is not the first time Hungary supporters have courted controversy, and it would be little surprise to see the Hungarian FA dealt another punishment for the behaviour of their fans.
Back in September, they were fined £158,416 and ordered to play behind closed doors after England players were subjected to racist behaviour in the teams’ last match in Budapest.
FIFA launched an investigation after monkey chants were aimed at both Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham, the latter while he was warming up.
A two-game stadium ban at home for Hungary fans was decided as the punishment by FIFA, with the second match suspended for a probationary period of two years.
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