FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings for racist abuse against English players in Hungary and confirms their ‘zero tolerance stance against such abhorrent behaviour’
- FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings over weekend’s racist abuse
- England players were the target of racial abuse during their win over Hungary
- Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both targeted by monkey chants
- FIFA has reaffirmed their zero-tolerance policy against such behaviour
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings over England’s World Cup qualifier in Hungary after supporters in Budapest racially insulted visiting players.
Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were attacked with monkey chants on Thursday night during the match, which England won 4-0.
Kick It Out CEO Tony Burnett said the abuse was “preventable and predictable” and criticized FIFA and UEFA for failing to ensure that a stadium ban issued by UEFA in July was implemented into the World Cup. qualifications.
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings over England’s World Cup qualifier in Hungary after supporters in Budapest racially abused visiting players (Pictured above: Raheem Sterling targeted by cups after opening score)
The professional football association also condemned the abuse and urged FIFA and UEFA to close the ‘regulatory loophole’.
FIFA released a statement Friday night saying: “After analyzing the match reports, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings regarding last night’s incidents in the Hungary-England match.
“Once again FIFA would like to state that our stance remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of racism and violence, as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse. We have a very clear zero-tolerance attitude to such abhorrent behavior in football.”
Racial chants also targeted teen Jude Bellingham as he warmed up during the match