Hungary fans are booing the England team for breaking their knee during Saturday night’s Nations League game

Hungary crowd BOO England take a knee before the Nations League clash in Budapest with mostly children in attendance due to a gap after fans were banned from the stadium following racist attacks

Hungary fans have booed the England side for taking a knee during their Nations League game on Saturday night.

Over 36,000 spectators were allowed to watch the game against Hungary in the Puskas Arena in Budapest on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate said he was surprised by the sheer number of fans admitted to Budapest’s Puskas Arena for Saturday’s game against Hungary.

England currently have six games ahead of November’s World Cup, with just one of them – the Nations League game against Germany on September 26 – at Wembley.

However, they weren’t expecting the welcome when they arrived for Saturday night’s Nations’ League game against Hungary.

England were booed by fans as they took a knee ahead of the Nations League game against Hungary.

Southgate revealed England would also exploit the rule if England were to face Italy behind closed doors at Molineux on June 11 as punishment for the unrest at the Euro 2020 final when the two countries met at Wembley.

Hungary fans have booed the English side for taking a knee during their Nations League game

Hungary fans have booed the English side for taking a knee during their Nations League game

Over 36,000 spectators were allowed into the Puskas Arena as they watched England take the knee

Over 36,000 spectators were allowed into the Puskas Arena as they watched England take the knee

Gareth Southgate said he was surprised at the sheer volume of fans allowed into the Puskas Arena

Gareth Southgate said he was surprised at the sheer volume of fans allowed into the Puskas Arena

While Hungary waited to be given a three-game ban by UEFA over the Euro 2020 incidents, they were handed a separate two-game ban by FIFA after England’s players continued to be racist from the stands during a World Cup qualifier had been insulted in September.

“We’ve shown where we stand on these issues, in terms of racism and its unacceptance,” Southgate said.

“Hopefully the young people at the stadium will see why this opportunity has arisen and in a way maybe that will be part of the education for the next generation.

“Each generation that passes will bring more tolerance and we have the same situation in our country so we must continue to lead by example.

England currently have six games ahead of November's World Cup, with just one of them - the Nations League game against Germany on September 26 - at Wembley

England currently have six games ahead of November’s World Cup, with just one of them – the Nations League game against Germany on September 26 – at Wembley

“If everything goes well, young people will enjoy the game and get a bigger message out of it.”

Southgate admitted allowing children and their guardians in stadiums scheduled to close due to fans’ behavior is a “grey area”.

“We also invite children to Molineux,” he added. “The players want to play in front of full stadiums, but whether that’s appropriate is for UEFA to decide.”

So far, UEFA has not commented on boos in Hungary.

This isn’t the first time England have had problems with the Hungry fans. Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were both attacked with monkey chants during Euro 2020.

This isn't the first time England have struggled with hungry fans at a major event

This isn’t the first time England have had problems with hungry fans at a major event

Racial chants were also directed at teenager Bellingham as he warmed up during Euro 2020

Racial chants were also directed at teenager Bellingham as he warmed up during Euro 2020

FIFA imposed a two-game stadium ban and an unprecedented £160,000 fine on the Hungarian Football Association for racist abuse against English players during their latest World Cup qualifier.

World football’s governing body has said Hungary will play its next home game behind closed doors, with the second game of the suspension suspended for a two-year trial period.

They have also been slapped with a substantial fine of £160,000, far exceeding previous fines FIFA has imposed on the nation.

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