It seems like there is no barrier for football fans, especially when it comes to the field of the UEFA European Football Championship. During this week’s exciting matches, we could see several unusual, outrageous cases when football fans randomly ran into the area, interrupting the players. Still, the Hungarian national team played miraculously this year.
On Wednesday, after the Portugal vs France match ended 2-2, an unexpected situation turned up in Budapest Puskás Arena. As the Hungarian news portal, Metropol reports,
a total of four fans ran into the field, heading for the genius of the Portuguese, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thanks to the quick reaction of the security staff, the four fans were immediately stopped without causing major trouble on the field. The four unauthorised men could face severe penalties for rushing into the field, which the European Football Association (UEFA) takes very seriously.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian team also had to face offensive atrocity in Munich:
a man ran into the field with a rainbow flag during the Hungarian national anthem.
As the Hungarian news portal Mandiner reports, the action was stopped by two security guards who managed to catch the man at the halfway line, where the man lay down on the ground. The camera did not show the performance, but a serious penalty is likely to be expected in this case as well.
Previously, Munich’s left-wing mayor had proposed illuminating the stadium in rainbow colours during the Germany-Hungary match on Wednesday to protest the amended anti-paedophile law. The action was eventually banned by the UEFA, who decided “not to assist to political provocation“.
On Wednesday, the Hungarian team played miraculously in Munich, having scored two goals against Germany (10′ Szalai, 67′ Schäfer). The Hungarian national team, led by Marco Rossi, played a 2-2 draw with the Germans in the bravura game, which – unfortunately – was not enough to advance to the eighth final. In addition to the wholeheartedly proud Hungarian fans, several foreign fans have also expressed their congratulations on the official Facebook page of UEFA Euro 2020.
It is not only the success on the football field. As the Hungarian news portal Nemzeti Sport reports, the Spanish press has been impressed by the musical about the Hungarian legend, Ferenc Puskás. “The former, legendary player of Real Madrid still has a significant impact on the football culture of Hungarians.” In addition to the sensational musical, the journal also emphasises that the Budapest stadium named after Puskás is already playing an important role in the public consciousness, as it was the first venue for this year’s European Championships, where the national teams could play in front of a full house.
Source: metropol.hu; mandiner.hu; nemzetisport.hu