Boris Johnson has referred to as on FIFA to take motion after England gamers had been racially abused throughout final night time’s World Cup qualifier in Budapest.
The 4-Zero victory was marred by Hungary followers throwing objects at black participant Raheem Sterling and doing monkey chants from the stands.
The prime minister condemned the ‘disgraceful behaviour’, which comes after England stars confronted racism from their very own supporters through the Euro 2020 match.
He tweeted: ‘It’s fully unacceptable that @England gamers had been racially abused in Hungary final night time.
‘I urge @FIFAcom to take robust motion in opposition to these accountable to make sure that this sort of disgraceful behaviour is eradicated from the sport for good.’
Earlier than the sport even kicked off there have been boos and jeers as England gamers took the knee.
Ten minutes earlier than the top of the match, ITV’s Gabriel Clarke described the scenes.
He mentioned: ‘There have been missiles thrown and I’m unhappy to report there was some monkey chanting from supporters within the ultras part directed, at first, at Raheem Sterling after which at Jude Bellingham when he was warming up.
‘I’m undecided whether or not the gamers heard any of that however the Hungarian FA have warned followers not to do that.
‘However it has been audible and it has been seen.’
Captain Harry Kane mentioned after the match that he was not conscious of the chanting whereas taking part in, however that the abuse can be reported to Uefa ‘as the foundations allow’.
The soccer physique have already ordered Hungary to play their subsequent three Uefa competitors video games behind closed doorways due to racist abuse and homophobic banners throughout Euro 2020.
Nonetheless, a full-capacity 60,000 dwelling crowd packed into the stands final night time because the qualifier was being performed beneath Fifa jurisdiction.
The FA have requested FIFA to research the incidents after taking statements from gamers.
There had been fears main as much as the conflict that England gamers may be abused when taking the knee.
The squad had mentioned the difficulty within the build-up to the sport and had been made conscious of the truth that the Republic of Eire gamers had been loudly booed in June once they took a knee earlier than their pleasant with Hungary.
However the Three Lions stay adamant they’ll proceed to indicate assist for the battle in opposition to racism and discrimination by doing the gesture earlier than all video games.
Condemning the ‘dinosaurs’ who abused his gamers, supervisor Gareth Southgate mentioned: ‘They (the gamers) recognise the world is altering. Though some individuals are caught of their mind-set and prejudices, they’re going to be the dinosaurs in the long run as a result of the world is modernising.
‘Hungary isn’t wherever close to as numerous of their inhabitants as our nation is, it’s nonetheless taking us an extended, very long time to get to the place we have to get to and inevitably, if different nations don’t have that very same stage of range, it’s most likely not of their considering in the identical means as in our nation.’
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