“Incomprehensible” and “disappointing”: Ireland’s national soccer coach Stephen Kenny condemns whistles against his team from Hungarian fans.
“It doesn’t shed much light on Hungary,” Kenny said after a 0-0 draw at the friendly European Championships in Budapest. Players in Ireland kneel before the game as a sign of anti-racism.
“I think this is a very important message,” Kenny said. The idea came from the team: “This is an important position and I recommend that you take that position.” Definitely “disappointing” “The whole stadium bodied us”. “We didn’t expect that,” Kenny said. 7396 spectators watched the game.
Although Ireland failed to qualify for the upcoming European Championships, Hungary are the opponents of the German team in Group F. Next Tuesday (6:00 pm / ZDF, MagentaSport) Magyar will begin their pan-European tournament against defending champions Portugal at the local Pushkas Arena. The battle with the DFB election in Munich will continue on June 23.
Previously, the reactions of the kneeling fans of the English national team had caused a stir. Their own supporters thrashed the Three Lions ahead of a 1-0 win in the EM dress rehearsal against Romania in Middlesbrough last Sunday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to support the team in its knee-jerk protest against racism.
Team manager Gareth Southgate has already announced that he will continue his team’s solidarity work with the “Black Lives Matter” movement. “The most important thing for our players is that they all share this conviction. We support each and every one of them,” the coach said last time.
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