England Team Subjected To Racist Chants And Have Cups Thrown At Them During 4-0 Win Over Hungary

by : Niamh Shackleton on :
England Team Subjected To Racist Chants And Have Cups Thrown At Them During 4-0 Win Over HungaryPA Images

A number of England’s Black football players were inundated with racial abuse during last night’s World Cup qualifier match against Hungary.

The team, which boasts players like Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, and Harry Maguire, beat the Hungarian national football team 4-0 at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Budapest yesterday, September 2.


Manchester City’s Sterling scored the first goal, and went on to assist Harry Kane in scoring the team’s second.

However, while Sterling was celebrating, the 26-year-old was pelted with plastic cups and other objects from the Hungarian fans.

Raheem Sterling gets abuse in Hungary (PA)PA Images

There were also reports of monkey chants being made, which were directed at Sterling and Jude Bellingham while he was warming up on the sideline.


In addition to this, the team were booed by Hungarian football fans for taking the knee before the game, the Independent reports.

While Sterling didn’t react to the abuse he was receiving, his teammate Declan Rice picked up one of the cups while celebrating with him and pretended to drink from it.


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Other players were also photographed pretending to drink from the cups that were thrown at Sterling, including Jack Grealish.

Sharing photos on Instagram in light of the team’s success, the 25-year-old wrote, ‘Brilliant win in an unacceptable atmosphere. Well done though boys.’


Hungary are already facing sanctions by Uefa, and are now likely to be punished by FIFA in the wake of last night’s events.

Back in July, Uefa ordered that the Hungarian national team had to play three home matches without spectators after finding their supporters guilty of discriminatory behaviour during the Euros.

The Hungarian Football Federation was also slapped with a £85,500 fine, BBC Sport reports.


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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Sport, england, Football, Hungary, Now, Racism, World Cup


Independent and 1 other
  1. Independent

    England’s Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham racially abused by Hungary fans in World Cup qualifier

  2. BBC Sport

    Euro 2020: Hungary punished by Uefa for discriminatory behaviour of fans