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England fans chant ‘you racist b******* you know what you are’ during the Hungarian national anthem

England fans chant ‘you racist bastard, you know what you are’ during Hungary’s national anthem for the Nations League clash… after racist insults were addressed to Gareth Southgate’s players during last September’s World Cup qualifier

  • English fans drowned out the Hungarian national anthem before their match
  • Supporters loudly chanted ‘you racist b******, we know what you are’
  • Hungarian fans banned from stadium after racial abuse against English players
  • Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were attacked in Budapest in September

England fans taunted ‘racist’ Hungarian supporters before kick-off for their Nations League clash on Tuesday night.

During the Hungarian national anthem, the supporters of the Three Lions loudly drowned out their opponents as they chanted ‘you racist b*******, you know what you are’.

Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were among the players who suffered racial abuse during England’s 4-0 win over Hungary in the World Cup qualifier in Budapest last September.

The UEFA presenter had to play sound effects to do their best to drown out the chanting that could still be heard.

The chant was not mentioned by Channel 4, who are presenting England’s fourth game in their Nations League group.

English supporters taunted Hungarian fans as the latter's national anthem was played

English supporters taunted Hungarian fans as the latter’s national anthem was played

Supporters loudly chanted 'you racist b******, you know what you are' during the national anthem

Supporters loudly chanted ‘you racist b******, you know what you are’ during the national anthem

After the incident in September, FIFA decided to ban two matches at home to Hungarian spectators in FIFA competitions, with the second match suspended for a two-year probation period. They were also fined £160,000.

They were already waiting for a three-match spectator ban to be issued by UEFA in June 2021 as punishment for racial abuse by fans during Euro 2020.

The two countries played again in Hungary last week, where a loophole allowed children under 14 to attend the match under UEFA rules.

Raheem Sterling (pictured) and Jude Bellingham were among those targeted by racial abuse during England's 4-0 win over Hungary in September World Cup qualifiers

Raheem Sterling (pictured) and Jude Bellingham were among those targeted by racial abuse during England’s 4-0 win over Hungary in September World Cup qualifiers

In total, more than 30,000 children attended the match in which Hungary defeated England for the first time in 60 years.

Schoolchildren in the stadium chased English players who fell to their knees – something the Hungarian government came forward to defend after the game.

Zoltan Kovacs, the country’s secretary of state for International Communications and Relations, labeled those who blamed the children for jeering the gesture as “idiots.”

He also added that they “cannot be blamed for any kind of political statement.”

England players were booed when they grabbed the knee during their 1-0 defeat to Hungary last week

England players were booed when they grabbed the knee during their 1-0 defeat to Hungary last week

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