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FIFA investigating racism from Hungary fans

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FIFA have confirmed that they are investigating reports of racist abuse directed towards England players by a section of Hungary supporters in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier.

After England’s decision to take the knee before kick-off was met with a loud chorus of boos, winger Raheem Sterling was pelted by cups from the crowd and was also subjected to monkey chants, which were also directed towards substitute Jude Bellingham as well.

After the game, England boss Gareth Southgate confirmed that a report was in the process of being filed to FIFA, who have since opened an investigation into the incidents in question.

“Following analysis of the match reports, FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings concerning the incidents last night at the game Hungary-England,” a statement read.

“Once again, FIFA would like to state that our position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of racism and violence as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse. We have a very clear zero tolerance stance against such abhorrent behaviours in football.”

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