UEFA probes into Romania-Hungary football game

European football central UEFA started an investigation into Romania-Hungary football game for Euro-2016 preliminaries, played on Saturday in Bucharest. Romania is investigated for incidents in the tribunes and Hungary for racism. The case is to be analyzed on October 23. UEFA says Romanian fans were throwing torches and petards, using lasers and the team had an inappropriate behavior by gathering over 5 yellow cards, while the Hungarian supporters had a racist behavior.

A few incidents occurred on Sunday evening, before and during Romania-Hungary match, when Hungarian fans tried to fight their Romanian opponents and gendarmes and BGS security employees cut in to calm everybody down. In their attempt, BGS employees used nerve gas and hit more persons, women and children being trapped in ‘the ambush’.

According to the Gendarmerie and SMURD, about 30 Romanian supporters have been detained for interrogation at the police stations; five supporters have been banned from attending matches on National Arena for a year, while 46 persons needed medical assistance.

 

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