2022 World Cup qualifier: Several arrests after Hungary fans clash with police at Wembley

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Hungary fans clashed with police at Wembley during Tuesday’s World Cup Qualifier against England.

Jeers could be heard from the away end as the England players took a knee to show their support for the fight against racism before kick-off.

Clashes then broke out in the away section, with police using batons in an attempt to control the crowd before appearing to be forced into the concourse.

The Metropolitan Police revealed they had made one arrest on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, and two on suspicion of affray and assault on an emergency worker inside the stadium.

As trouble continued on the concourse and outside Wembley, the police made one further arrest for affray, one for drunk and disorderly and one on suspicion of voyeurism.

Metropolitan Police Events tweeted: “Shortly after the start of tonight’s match at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments made towards a steward.

“As the officers made the arrest, minor disorder broke out involving other spectators. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this stage.”

An FA statement read: “We are aware of an incident in the away section during tonight’s FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

“We will be investigating and will report the incident to FIFA.”

FIFA also released a statement that said: “We are analysing reports of FIFA World Cup qualifier matches in order to determine the most appropriate action.

“FIFA has a very clear zero-tolerance stance against such abhorrent behaviour in football.”

SourceSkySports

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