Boris Johnson condemns racist abuse faced by England players at Hungary match

Boris Johnson has called on FIFA to take action after England players were racially abused during last night’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary.

The 4-0 victory was marred by fans throwing objects at black player Raheem Sterling and doing monkey chants from the stands.

Before the game even kicked off there were boos and jeers as Gareth Southgate’s team took the knee.

Mr Johnson condemned the abuse on social media this morning.

He tweeted: ‘It is completely unacceptable that @England players were racially abused in Hungary last night.

‘I urge @FIFAcom to take strong action against those responsible to ensure that this kind of disgraceful behaviour is eradicated from the game for good.’

He said: ‘There have been missiles thrown and I’m sad to report there has been some monkey chanting from supporters in the ultras section directed, at first, at Raheem Sterling and then at Jude Bellingham when he was warming up.

‘I’m not sure whether the players heard any of that but the Hungarian FA have warned fans not to do this.

‘But it has been audible and it has been visible.’

Hungary have been ordered to play their next three Uefa competition games behind closed doors because of racist abuse and homophobic banners during Euro 2020.

However, a full-capacity 60,000 home crowd packed into the stands tonight as the qualifier was being played under Fifa jurisdiction

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