New footage emerges showing Hungary fans forcing police down Wembley steps
Ugly scenes broke out as officers arrested a fan
New footage has emerged of Hungary fans clashing with police during Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley.
The Met Police posted a statement to Twitter after the incident, explaining that:
"Shortly after the start of tonight's match at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments made towards a steward.
"As the officers made the arrest, minor disorder broke out involving other spectators. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage."
A new video, filmed from inside the away section at Wembley, has now emerged on social media. Shared by Reuters journalist Simon Evans, this clip shows the extent of the violence that broke out between fans and police following the arrest.
Police are seen retreating as Hungary's ultras force them further back towards the concourse while throwing kicks and punches.
Close-up video of Wembley police being pushed out of away end by Hungarian/Polish fans: pic.twitter.com/w5ZEP0EDox
— Simon Evans (@sgevans) October 13, 2021
The game finished 1-1, after which England goalscorer John Stones was extremely critical of the away supporters.
"I haven't got anything good to say about them as supporters, and them as human beings," the Manchester City defender said.
John Stones goes in on Hungary’s abusive fans: “I haven't got anything good to say about them as supporters, and them as human beings.”
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 13, 2021
Hungary boss Marco Rossi was asked about the incident in his post-match press conference, but refused to comment on the matter.
This comes just over a month after the last meeting between England and Hungary in Budapest where Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were subjected to whistles and monkey chants during the Three Lions' 4-0 win at the Puskas Arena.
Hungary had previously been ordered by UEFA to play two games behind closed doors after multiple incidents of racist and homophobic chanting during the European Championships, but were allowed to have spectators for the game against England as the game was under FIFA - not UEFA - jurisdiction.