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A third Hungary Euro 2020 match is subject to a UEFA investigation

UEFA has opened yet another investigation into a Euro 2020 match involving Hungary.  They're loo...



A third Hungary Euro 2020 matc...
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A third Hungary Euro 2020 match is subject to a UEFA investigation

UEFA has opened yet another investigation into a Euro 2020 match involving Hungary. 

They're looking into alleged "discriminatory incidents" which occurred during Wednesday's 2-2 draw between Germany and Hungary at the Allianz Arena.

Hungary's matches with Portugal and with France were already the subject of UEFA investigations.

A homophobic banner was displayed by their far-right Carpathian Brigade supporters during their Group F defeat to Portugal. During the same game, homophobic insults were also chanted at Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, a separate investigation is being conducted into alleged racist abuse suffered by France players during last weekend's 1-1 draw at the Puskas Arena.

UEFA hasn't divulged the nature of the "discriminatory incidents" now open to investigation, but it's believed it relates to another anti-LGBTQ banner displayed by Hungary fans.

The build-up to the game in Munich was dominated by talk of the potential illumination of the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours.

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter wanted to protest the severe anti-LGBTQ laws introduced by the Hungarian parliament in recent months. UEFA rejected the request.

During the Hungary anthem, a protester waving a rainbow Pride flag invaded the pitch. Leon Goretzka marked his equalising goal with a love symbol aimed at the Hungary fans behind the goal.

Former Republic of Ireland international Eamon Dunphy said UEFA's treatment of the situation was "ugly" and "disgraceful".

Speaking on OTB Sports' Euro 2020 Show, Dunphy said, "It doesn't represent the views of people in the game.

"It doesn't represent the views of supporters in the game.

"It was an ideal opportunity to respond to what we've witnessed in Budapest among that crowd who were shouting homophobic slurs at Ronaldo the other night.

"They were racist in their attitude toward black players throughout the tournament.

"Why Budapest is a host city, I don't know. It was a disgraceful decision, and the Germans were trying to do the right thing."


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