FIFA condemns ‘heinous’ violence at Wembley

MANCHESTER: FIFA are investigating clashes at Wembley Stadium between police and Hungarian fans in Tuesday’s game against England, saying they have “zero tolerance for such heinous behavior”.

World football’s governing body is also investigating incidents in the Albania-Poland game in Tirana, where bottles were thrown onto the pitch after Poland’s goal.

“FIFA is currently analyzing reports from last night’s FIFA World Cup qualifying matches to determine the most appropriate course of action,” the governing body said in a statement.

“FIFA strongly condemns the incidents England against Hungary and Albania against Poland and wishes to declare that its position remains firm and determined to reject any form of violence as well as any form of discrimination or abuse.

“FIFA has a very clear zero tolerance position against such heinous behavior in football,” they added.

The police were attacked by Hungarian supporters after they moved into the “remote section” and had to retreat.

Metropolitan Police said they took action after a flight attendant suffered racial violence.

“Shortly after the start of tonight’s match at Wembley, police entered the grandstand to arrest a spectator for an audience aggravated by race or open following comments made to a flight attendant,” police said on Twitter.

“As the police proceeded with the arrest, minor disturbances erupted involving other bystanders. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this point. “- Reuters

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