The Republic of Ireland’s players were booed and jeered by some Hungary fans as they took a knee before kick-off in their friendly in Budapest. pic.twitter.com/15npHfKZcE
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) June 8, 2021
After his Republic of Ireland players were booed before the teams played out a goalless draw against Hungary, manager Stephen Kenny said:
“The fact it was booed is incomprehensible really, and it must be damaging for Hungary, with the Euros in Hungary.
“It’s disappointing and it doesn’t reflect well on Hungary really, on Hungarian support. It doesn’t reflect well.
“Our players wanted to do it. It’s important. It’s an important stance and I commend them for taking that stance.
“I think it was the right decision. I approached [the Football Association of Ireland’s international operations manager] Barry Gleeson and said it was something we wanted to do, take the knee, and I think it’s a very important message.”
The govt has published guidance for the Euro 2000 matches.
All attendees will be required to take a lateral flow test or provide proof of vaccination. There is no option for proof of recovery like with the EU COVID Certificate.https://t.co/fCaYlKUTVR pic.twitter.com/LMQjSBJHeE
— Luther (@LutherBurgsvik) June 9, 2021
Beautiful game, in fairness.