Gábor Kubatov, the party director of Fidesz and the president of the most popular Hungarian football team, Ferencváros, shared a video on his social media page. In this video, he responds to doubts about the behaviour of Hungarian fans. Kubatov in the video shows how to behave.
On 2nd September, the Hungarians were defeated 4-0 by the English national team. However, after the match, serious indignation developed mainly due to the behaviour of the Hungarian fans. The English team has already been whistled at during the warm-up, the presentation of the players, the anthem, and when taking the knee against racism. Even more serious was the fact that Raheem Sterling, who scored the first goal, was thrown with plastic cups, writes 444.hu.
British PM Boris Johnson finds the case inadmissible, while FIFA has launched an investigation.
Kubatov’s new video was timed before Ferencváros’s first Europa League match against Bayer Leverkusen. Kubatov says in the video that “hooting and these things need to be forgotten”. The director of the Hungarian government’s party also emphasised that various racist and sexist comments were shouted in Hungarian. These were translated for UEFA inspectors. After that, the case was recorded, as a result of which the team and the fans can expect punishment.
Kubatov also speaks about the ambiguous arm swing.
The most important thing is not to swing with one hand. Kubatov says the intention is good, but he admits it is ambiguous. The name of the arm swing in the case of Ferencváros is “from heart to sky”. Kubatov says that Tóni, a well-meaning, decent man, is the inventor of the arm swing. The Ferencváros football team has previously indicated to UEFA that the gesture seen in the matches is not the same as that prevalent during Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
The party director asks for the arm swing to be done with both hands, and then he demonstrates the move.
Kubatov wants to avoid UEFA punishing the Hungarian national team and Ferencváros, index.hu writes. Many argue that UEFA applies a double standard, but Kubatov did not want to comment on that.