Hungarian football federation accuses FA of causing Wembley chaos 1 week ago

Hungarian football federation accuses FA of causing Wembley chaos

The Hungarian Football Federation have refused to take full responsibility for the violent outbreaks at Wembley

The Hungarian Football Federation has accused the Football Association of causing the violent outbreaks that took place in the away end during England's World Cup Qualifier against Hungary at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night.

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The first 10 minutes of the game were marred by supporters in the away end clashing with stewards and police, and the Telegraph has revealed that several Polish hooligans were also in the away end as they joined forces with the Hungarians to cause chaos.

As a result, England now face the possibility of having to play games behind closed doors following the ugly scenes on Tuesday night as well as the security issues surrounding the Euro 2020 final, which saw thousands of ticketless fans gain access to Wembley.

But the HFF has refused to take full responsibility for what happened on Tuesday, highlighting that it was the FA who sent a link for supporters to purchase away tickets and with no restrictions in place on who could attend, meaning it was likely passed around amongst fellow fans and also to Polish hooligans who planned to travel to the game.

When asked about why so many were able to access tickets for the away end so easily, a spokesperson from the Hungarian Football Federation said: "That is really a question for the English FA. We were just provided with a link."

It's reported that among the 800-odd fans present in the away end, only 150 of those were able to travel with the rest of the UK-based fans.

The Federation also insisted that they are firmly against any forms of racism but would be waiting to hear from the FA before they decided if they would be opening their own investigation into the trouble.

Up to six arrests were made by the Metropolitan Police on the night, with at least one of those being a Polish fan. Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó stated that those arrested were "currently enjoying the hospitality of the British police."

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