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Hungary PM Orban: Taking knee is 'provocation', 'has no place on pitch'

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said kneeling to protest against discrimination before sporting events was a custom related to slavery and alien to the central European country, adding that pressuring athletes everywhere to follow suit was "provocation."

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said kneeling to protest against discrimination before sporting events was a custom related to slavery and alien to the central European country, adding that pressuring athletes everywhere to follow suit was "provocation. "

Orban, who faces his toughest election challenge after three successive landslides against a united opposition next year, said Hungarian athletes were expected to "fight standing up. "

Hungarian fans booed the visiting Irish team for taking a knee before their recent game in Budapest, which Ireland coach Stephen Kenny said was "incomprehensible. "

Orban defended the fans, however.

England manager Gareth Southgate has said his team would not "just stick to football" during Euro 2020 while one of his players said the squad was united in its stance against racial injustice despite jeers from some fans.

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