The World Cup Qualifier match between England and Hungary was played yesterday. Just before the kick-off jeers were audible from the away stand of the stadium when players were taking knees against racism.
Few minutes into the start police officers entered the stand and arrested a victim in case of racially aggravated public order offense following comments made towards the steward. As the officer made the arrest, it rose a conflict with other Spectators.
The statement issued by the police on Twitter stated that it began just after the arrest was made.
The statement read: “Shortly after the start of tonight’s match at Wembley, officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offense 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.”
A statement by FIFA said: “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.”
On the field, England dropped points for only the second time in their World Cup qualifying campaign as they were held to a 1-1 draw.
Roland Sallai’s 24th-minute penalty gave Hungary the lead and the first goal in five competitive meetings with England, only for the Three Lions to reply 13 minutes later when John Stones equalized from an exquisite Phil Foden cross.
England remains three points clear of Poland at the Group I summit despite their 21-match winning run in home qualifiers ending. Marco Rossi’s men are six points and two positions shy of second place.
Three teams have already qualified for the World Cups including Germany, Denmark, and Qatar. The World Cup 2022 edition will be played in Qatar and official qualification for Qatar boost their morale as well a proud moment for the country too.