10 Jul UEFA ‘pitiful’ and ‘cowardly’ for sanctions over fan discrimination
Hungary’s international minister referred to as European soccer’s governing physique UEFA a “pitiful” organisation for its determination to order Hungary to play their subsequent two video games behind closed doorways because of their followers’ discriminatory behaviour.
“The committee that comes to a decision like that could be a pitiful and cowardly physique. They need to be ashamed of themselves,” Overseas Minister Peter Szijjarto mentioned on his Fb web page.
“Similar to in communism: no want for proof, it is sufficient to have unanimous reviews.”
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UEFA on Friday ordered Hungary to play its subsequent two internationals with no followers because of discriminatory behaviour within the crowd throughout European Championship matches in Budapest.
In Hungary’s opener at Budapest’s Puskas Enviornment, photos on social media confirmed banners within the crowd with “Anti-LMBTQ” on them — the Hungarian abbreviation for Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.
Forward of one other match, followers marched to the sector with a banner calling on gamers to cease taking a knee to protest at discrimination.
UEFA advised the Hungarian Football Federation it should play its subsequent three UEFA competitors matches behind closed doorways, the third of which will probably be suspended for a probationary interval of two years.
The nationwide federation was additionally fined €100,000 ($119,000) for the behaviour of its supporters.
UEFA additionally ordered the HFF to show a banner with the wording “Equal Sport” throughout its upcoming matches with out spectators within the stadium.