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Hungary team causes disappointment at the European Football Championship

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

A desperate commentator suggests that after the dismal performance of the national team in their first two matches at the European Championship in Germany, winning the third one is a must to save their honour. READ MORE

Hungarian footballers take the knee in the Premier League

Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Right-wing commentators compare the kneeling gesture to opportunistic moves by citizens under communism. READ MORE

Ferencváros crushed by Faroese team

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

As Hungary’s most titled football team was eliminated from the Champions’ League by KÍ Klaksvik, a left-wing commentator draws political conclusions from the result. READ MORE

Football Association bans Greater Hungary banners

Friday, January 27th, 2023

A pro-government commentator is outraged by the decision and calls it an expression of sheer cowardice. READ MORE

Football as a political battlefield

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of promoting a progressive LGBTQ agenda at the Qatar World Cup, while his left-wing counterpart suspects that by lambasting the German national team, the Right wants to divert attention from Hungary’s pressing economic problems. READ MORE

Hungary beats England 4:0 in Wolverhampton

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Following Hungary’s successive impressive defeats of England, home and away in the UEFA Nations’ League, commentators praise the national team and decry the behaviour of English fans who booed the Hungarian national anthem. READ MORE

Hungary beats England in UEFA Nations League

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

A left-wing columnist finds it sad that children Hungary – England match jeered when the English team took the knee. A conservative historian wonders if kids wanted to express their discontent with English colonial arrogance. READ MORE

Outrage over racist abuse at the Hungary-England match

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A conservative columnist thinks that English commentators accusing Hungarian fans of widespread racism use double standards. A moderate columnist finds it sad that Hungary is being judged after the behaviour of a couple of hundred racist fans. READ MORE

Lionel Messi and the Olympics as campaign themes in Hungary

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Events which appear to have no connection whatsoever to Hungary, or on which a national consensus seems to exist, are used by politically committed commentators to discredit their opponents. READ MORE

Hungary punished by UEFA

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021


The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE