Yesterday the Hungarian national football team also started its participation in the European Championship, partly organised in Budapest. The program series has been going on for some time now, and since the beginning, scandals have already appeared, a few of them focusing on Hungary, of course.
Last Tuesday, the Hungarian national team played a preparatory match with the Irish, before the kick-off of which ours refused to kneel to protest racism – unlike the Irish. In addition, the Hungarian fan camp whistled at the Irish, which thoroughly and not surprisingly shocked them.
Speaking to the Irish press and making his debut on Tuesday, Nigerian Chiedozie Ogbene made a powerful statement and demanded that UEFA take action against similar cases. The statement read as follows:
We all have different histories, but I was disappointed nonetheless. Black people have been fighting oppression for years, and racism has no place in any field. I hope that UEFA will take tougher action and find a solution to similar cases.
The42.ie portal goes even further. It is said that it was disgraceful that the Hungarians whistled to the Irish, and although it was good to see how many fans there are in the Puskás Arena, such cases make them miss empty stadiums.
In other news, it seems to be very difficult to remember the difference of two letters between the Hungarian and Romanian capitals because mixing them up now feels like a common occurrence. This time, the European Football Association (UEFA) is responsible for the misstep on Facebook – according to hvg.hu.
According to the text of the original post, it is the first match of today
the Hungary-Portugal meeting will take place in Bucharest.
The post publisher quickly noticed the typo and corrected it, although it is possible that the Hungarian commentators helped them, who indicated the hit very promptly as usual. Since then, it seems that the whole post has been deleted because the given post is no longer visible. Still, a recent post with similar content was recently published, where you can also see pictures of the training of the Hungarian and Portuguese national teams.
One does not have to go back too long searching for a similar mishap; it’s pretty much enough to have a look at any form of Hungarian participation in a big international football tournament. Last year, during the performance of the Ferencváros Champions League, FC Barcelona managed to mix Budapest with Bucharest; the Hungarian team signalled to them through their official Facebook page.
Source: index.hu; hvg.hu