LONDON (AP) — Hungary supporters clashed with police at Wembley Stadium after officers entered the away stand to make an arrest for racist abuse at the start of a World Cup qualifier against England on Tuesday.
The unrest unfolded after Hungary fans booed players taking a knee before kickoff, an ongoing anti-racism gesture performed at matches in England.
“Officers entered the stand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offence following comments made towards a steward,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “As the officers made the arrest, minor disorder broke out involving other spectators.”
Police were seen wielding batons to hold back the visiting fans.