FIFA revealed that they will open investigations into the racist abuse suffered by the England team in their 40-0 win in Budapest. The Football association earlier had urged FIFA and UEFA to look into the racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham during the game. There were reports that every time Raheem Sterling touched the ball, monkey chants could be heard from different parts of the ground.
“Following analysis of the match reports, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings concerning the incidents last night at the game Hungary-England,” a statement by FIFA read after the racist abuse England Suffered in Budapest. “Once again, FIFA would like to state that our position 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 stance against such abhorrent behaviors in football.”
“We weren’t conscious of it on the side. I don’t know if the players on the pitch were. But everyone knows what we’ve spoken about for two or three years.” England manager Gareth Southgate said. “They know what we stand for as a team and we have to hope we can continue to eradicate racism not only in football but from life in general. The England players had been loudly heckled at kick-off when they took a knee.”
The England team was also pelted with cups after they took the lead. There was even a flare thrown onto the field after the Three Lions went 3-0 ahead.
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