FIFA Sanctions Hungary With A 2-Game Ban And A Whopping £160k Fine After Raheem Sterling And Jude Bellingham Were Racially Abused
FIFA have forced a two game arena ban and £160,000 fine on the Hungary Football Association for the bigoted maltreatment focused on England players during the recent World Cup qualifier.
World football’s administering body has announced that Hungary will play their next home game behind closed doors, with the second game of the ban suspended for a probationary period of 2 good years.
Hungary have additionally been hit with a whopping£160,000 fine, which shrouds by some distance past fines doled out to the country by FIFA.
Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both designated with monkey chants when the game was ongoing, while England’s starting XI were completely booed for taking the knee before commencing the actual game.
FIFA affirmed it in an assertion which reads;
”The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a ban and a substancial fine on the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) in relation to the racist behaviour of numerous supporters during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between Hungary and England on 2 September 202.
After analysing and taking into consideration all the circumstances of the case, specifically the seriousness of the incidents (racist words and actions, throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks, blocked stairways), the Committee decided that the MLSZ would play its next two home matches in FIFA competitions without spectators, the second match being suspended for a probationary period of two years.
In addition, the Committee imposed a fne of CHF 200,000.
FIFA’s p[position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of racism and violence as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse.