FIFA to launch probe into Racism in Hungary-England Game

Following Thursday's show of ignominy in England and Hungry tie last night in Budapest, where the English players faced racial abuse from the Hungarian fans, FIFA has said it will take adequate actions once it has investigated the incidents.

According to a statement released on Friday from FIFA, it strongly rejects any form of racism and violence and promised to take necessary actions as soon as it receives the match report.

“FIFA strongly rejects any form of racism and violence and has a very clear zero-tolerance stance for such behaviour in football.

“FIFA will take adequate actions as soon as it receives match reports concerning yesterday's Hungary England game,” the statement read.

In the game that was played in front of a crowd of 60,000 supporters, England's players were jeered for taking a knee shortly before kick-off, bombarded with cups after goals, and then tarted with monkey chants.

Pitch-side reporters for domestic broadcasters ITV and Sky Sports confirmed the incidents.

They said they saw and heard individuals among the Hungary supporters behind one of the goals aim monkey chants at Raheem Sterling and unused substitute Jude Bellingham, who are black.

Sky Sports showed video footage of one spectator giving the abuse.

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