Orbán defends soccer fans who booed kneeling Irish players

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday defended the soccer fans who booed the Irish national team while they were kneeling as a sign of solidarity against racism at a game this week. “Politics has no place in sports,” Orbán said during a government news conference. Before the match, the Hungarian soccer federation had already released a statement indicating that the country’s national team would not kneel.

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