FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings concerning the clashes at Wembley Stadium between police and Hungarian fans in Tuesday’s game against England, claiming he has “zero tolerance for such heinous behavior.”
World football’s governing body added on Wednesday that it had also started investigating incidents during the match between Albania and Poland in Tirana, where bottles were thrown away on the pitch after Poland’s goal.
“Following the analysis of the match reports, FIFA opened a disciplinary procedure concerning the England v match of yesterday Hungary and the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches between Albania and Poland, ”FIFA said in a statement.
“Once again, FIFA strongly condemns the incidents that took place during the two matches and wishes to state that its position remains firm and resolute in rejecting all forms of violence as well as all forms of discrimination or abuse.
“FIFA has a very clear zero tolerance position against such heinous behavior in football.”
Police were attacked by Hungarian supporters at Wembley after moving into the “remote section” and had to retreat.
Metropolitan Police said they took action after a flight attendant suffered racial violence.
“Shortly after the start of tonight’s game at Wembley, police entered the grandstand to arrest a spectator for a racially aggravated public order offense following remarks made to a flight attendant,” he said. police said on Twitter.
“As the officers proceeded with the arrest, minor disturbances erupted involving other bystanders. Order was quickly restored and there have been no further incidents at this point.”