Boris Johnson sends plea to FIFA over "disgraceful behaviour" from Hungary fans

Boris Johnson has sent out a plea to FIFA following the 'disgraceful behaviour' from a section of the Hungarian fans towards the English players.

Gareth Southgate's side cruised past Hungary thanks to a dominating second-half performance that saw the Three Lions find the back of the net on four occasions.

However, the game was overshadowed by reports of racist abuse towards some of the England players.

And when Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock he was greeted with a barrage of plastic cups, and, according to ITV's Gabriel Clarke, monkey noises.

Harry Kane also said he received anti-semitic abuse during the game.

The British Prime Minister tweeted: "It is completely unacceptable that @England players were racially abused in Hungary last night.

"I urge @FIFAcom to take strong action against those responsible to ensure that this kind of disgraceful behaviour is eradicated from the game for good."

While the FA released a statement saying: "It is extremely disappointing to hear reports of discriminatory actions towards some of our England players.

"We will be asking FIFA to investigate the matter. We continue to support the players and staff in our collective determination to highlight and tackle discrimination in all its forms."

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FIFA has since released a statement on the events at the Puskas Arena.

"First and foremost, 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.

"With regards to the previous UEFA sanction against Hungary, please note that as specified by UEFA at the time, this sanction is to be served in UEFA competitions."

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The English side took the knee before kick-off in their continued fight against racism, but it was met with a chorus of boos.

Hungary are currently serving a UEFA ban for charges related to racism and other discriminatory conduct at Euro 2020.

It states they must play their games behind closed doors, but the Puskas Arena welcomed 67,000 fans through its doors as the match fell under FIFA's jurisdiction.

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