Hungary fans involved in ugly clashes with police at Wembley as officers use batons to quell violence in early stages of World Cup qualifier against England
- Hungarian fans travelled to London for their World Cup qualifier against England
- Travelling supporters were involved in ugly clashes with riot police at Wembley
- Pictures and videos showed fans brawling with officers during start of game
- Riot police used batons to quell the violence and quickly got it under control
Hungary fans were involved in violent clashes with police as their behaviour marred yet another World Cup qualifier with England.
The authorities were already on high alert after Hungary supporters racially abused England’s players and hurled missiles at them in the reverse meeting in Budapest in September.
And it did not take long for the expected trouble to arrive with tensions quickly boiling over in the Wembley return.
Riot police attempt to push back Hungary fans who were climbing over seats at Wembley
The ugly scenes in the stands at Wembley occurred during the early stages of the qualifier
Police managed to calm the fighting in the away end within around 12 minutes of the first half
Some in the way support aimed gestures towards England fans when Gareth Southgate’s players took the knee ahead of kick-off. They also held up banner bearing an anti-kneeling message.
Then, just minutes in, more trouble broke out as police were required to back up stewards and enter the away section from one of the concourses, moving in in a bid to control the situation.
In ugly scenes, blows appeared to be exchanged between the officers and a group of Hungary fans, which swelled in size as more joined in to back up the mob and force the police back.
The police eventually had to retreat back down one of the away section exits onto the concourse and were followed by…
Source : dailymail