Romanian football association fined RON 5,000 for anti-Hungarian slogans

Romania’s anti-discrimination council (CNCD) fined the country’s football association (FRF) RON 5,000 for anti-Hungarian slogans shouted during the national team’s Euro qualifier against Spain on September 5, 2019, the CNCD said on its website.

The press release containing the June 17 decisions of the body said the decision was unanimous, with all eight votes cast in favor of the fine.

There is great animosity between the ultra supporters of Romanian and Hungarian teams, which is displayed even during matches with third countries: Last September, the Romanian FRF was fined twice by the UEFA and ordered to play its subsequent match behind closed doors for anti-Hungarian slogans shouted at its Euro qualifiers against Spain and Malta; it was fined EUR 83,000.

Title image: Supporters of the Romanian national team at a match. (source: frf.ro)



Author: Dénes Albert