Southgate ‘surprised’ at jeers for England players taking knee in Hungary


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Gareth Southgate was “very surprised” to hear England’s players booed by a crowd largely composed of children when they took the knee before kick-off against Hungary and suggested the youngsters’ actions were a result of “inherited thinking” from their elders.

The 1-0 Nations League defeat in Budapest was played in front of more than 35,000 fans, with one adult allowed to join every 10 children under 14, despite nominally being a closed-doors fixture after Hungary were handed a Uefa ban last year. There was no mistaking the jeers from around the stadium when England made their now-traditional gesture and Southgate made no secret of his disappointment.

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Written by Nick Ames at the Puskas Arena
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