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Orban: bending the knee 'alien to Hungarian culture'

June 10th, 2021

Referring to a recent Hungary-Ireland friendly in Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said bending the knee on the pitch under the name of fighting racism was "alien to Hungarian culture". "I don't symphatise it at all." There was "no room" for such gestures on sports fields, he said. "Sports is about something else." In a Hungarian context, bending the knee "is allowed or expected in three cases only: before God, the homeland, or if you're proposing to someone." Football players "aren't expected to kneel but to fight and win, and if they don't succeed, die standing," Orban said,


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