England players have monkey chants aimed at them in racist abuse in Hungary

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Hungary fans reportedly aimed monkey chants at England's stars during the World Cup qualifier on Thursday night.

The Three Lions secured a comfortable 4-0 win at the Puskas Arena in Budapest but the game was overshadowed by the behaviour of the home supporters.

First, Raheem Sterling was pelted with plastic cups after he opened the scoring for the visitors in the second half and the Manchester City star was then constantly jeered when in possession.

And as the match approached its conclusion, ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke claimed that racist chants appeared to be aimed at Sterling and team-mate Jude Bellingham, who was an unused substitute.

Speaking to Sam Matterface, the lead commentator for ITV's coverage of the game, Clarke said: "Well Sam, we’re behind the goal that England are attacking since they’ve taken the lead.

"I’m sad to report some monkey chants from supporters in the ultras section directed first at Raheem Sterling then Jude Bellingham when he was warming up, I’m not sure they heard them.

"But as you say the Hungarian FA have warned fans not to do this and it has audible and visible."

Speaking after the game, captain Harry Kane says he was unaware of the incident but will speak to Sterling and Bellingham.

He told ITV: "I didn’t hear, it’s something I’ll talk to the boys and see if they heard any of it, we’ll report it to UEFA as the rules permit and if it is the case hopefully UEFA come down strong."

It was an unsavoury end to what was a comfortable night on the pitch for England.

Gareth Southgate's side moved five points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group I after the comfortable win.

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Sterling put England ahead in the 55th minute, after a frustrating first half, slotting home a low pull-back from Mason Mount.

Sterling was the provider for England's second eight minutes later, when his deflected cross was headed in by a stooping Harry Kane.

Harry Maguire made it 3-0 in the 69th minute with a header from a Luke Shaw corner and Declan Rice added the fourth with a shot from outside the box which got through the body of keeper Peter Gulacsi.

Hungary, already facing two games behind closed doors in UEFA competition after incidents at their national stadium during Euro 2020, could face sanctions from FIFA after fans threw objects at England players on two occasions.

  • Raheem Sterling
  • World Cup
  • England Football Team

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