Something has changed now around the football Championships, something else has become, and some unpleasant bitterness is covering one’s mouth. But how did we get here?
Orbán, he also built a small stadium next to his own house, but the virus came, and despite the fact that the Puskás Akadémia FC football club was in NB I for the first time in the 2013–2014 season, it has been playing in this league again since 2017, yet he couldn’t go to a match!
Meanwhile, 30,000 people died in Hungary, while the European Championship was on our necks, so with the boosted vaccination program, everything was done to organize matches in Budapest in the summer that the Prime Minister had dreamed of.
However, something happened that changed everything in the beginning. But let’s not rush so far ahead.
In 2016, Hungary played a draw with Portugal, beating Austria with 2 goals, the streets were filled with crowds, it was a celebration of joy. At last we were able to experience what it is like when the Hungarian national team performs well.
In February of this year, Péter Gulácsi spoke out against hatred
I stand for rainbow families!
The advocacy for rainbow families began after Parliament voted to amend the Basic Law on December 15 last year, that is, tightened the rules on adoption and enacted a law that the mother is a woman, the father a man.
Soon the whole speech turned into a political game, soon politicians and civilians alike dragged Gulács back and forth. Zsolt Petry began to explain, because he criticized Gulács for his rainbow position.
The end of this was that Zsolt Petry got rid of his club, that in his interview with the Hungarian Nation he talked about Péter Gulácsi, among others, that
it would be better to deal with football, and it was also about immigration policy that Europe sank morally deep.
He did not reconcile the appearance with his team, whose leaders eventually got rid of him, although the scandal is not over here, as Szijjártó’s soon asked the Chargé d’Affaires of the German embassy for the dismissal of Zsolt Petry.
Time has passed and it started with the uniquely packed matches and a pretty good atmosphere in Hungary, it really looked like Orbán’s dream would come true and we would be happiest if the Hungarians performed so well in this very difficult in a group as much as they can. But that’s not what happened.
On June 15, in the Hungary-Portugal match, the Portuguese scored three goals amazingly fast, but nonetheless, the team endured quite well. But a few days before that, Orbán agreed that the Hungarian national team would not kneel.
The Hungarian man only kneels before the Good God, his homeland and his love
said the Prime Minister then.
According to him, this was basically invented by slave-holding countries, but the burdens from the slave-holding past must be processed by the people concerned themselves; countries that were not slaves cannot help with this.
Orbán said he agreed with the fans and if necessary, the Hungarian team would die standing.
On the day of the Hungarian-Portuguese match, the legislation that had long provoked such strong reactions as the Kocsis-Selmeczi anti-pedophilia law came.
In addition to the original motion, the Legislative Committee has tabled amendments that deliberately confuse homosexuality with tougher action against pedophile criminals.
Shortly afterwards, demonstrations began in Pest, which we also reported on. As long as Hungarian public life was mostly preoccupied with the homophobic law, the university and the increasing heatwave, the team prepared to the best of their ability for the cruel opponent of the world champion French national team, who stood out with a murderous trio against the Hungarians.
But here, too, Orbán’s manifestation was strange, for:
The people of the country are ahead, they are waiting for victory, today our country is calling for victory. Hungarians go for it! // Allons enfants de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé. Allez la Hongrie!
– wrote Viktor Orbán on his Facebook page, who will of course watch today’s match from the VIP box, but for some reason the Hungarian Prime Minister took the quote from none other than from Marseillaise, ie the French anthem.
Here a country shuddered when the match was blown away, everyone felt an awful big euphoria as it was a draw. In this match, the boys really showed what the Hungarian team can do. Sure, the French team was stronger, they played soccer for more and they owned the ball more but that doesn’t mean we can’t be proud. In fact!
Yesterday, the Mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, described UEFA’s decision on Tuesday that the city stadium could not receive rainbow lighting during the match against the Hungarian national team as shameful.
According to the mayor, unfortunately, they cannot ignore UEFA’s decision because the stadium is not owned by the city, but this does not deter them from sending a strong message to Hungary and the world.
Therefore, rainbow flags are set on the town hall and the Olympic Tower, as well as a wind turbine in the immediate vicinity of the stadium, several German stadiums are turned rainbow in color, and tens of thousands of rainbow flags are distributed in Munich.
Nevertheless, the situation in Hungary did not change, or even intensified, as the Green Monsters published a call on their Facebook page asking Gábor Kubatov and the management of Ferencváros to cover the Groupama Arena in our national colors during the national team match! Who did that.
The day of the match has come and the whole world has turned almost against the Hungarians for the government, a significant number of EU countries have condemned the bill and even FC Barcelona and Volkswagen are protesting against UEFA’s decision with a rainbow logo. Meanwhile, UEFA seemed to back down, publishing the post on social media that they would stand up, even if they didn’t think the evening match should be taken in a political direction.
As we wrote about earlier, attention has also been drawn to obscuring “incompatible tattoos.”
Several anti-fascist organizations in Germany have drawn attention to the fact that openly extremist Hungarian fans are arriving in Munich today, so, as can be seen, the Carpathian Brigade is also preparing to be affected by atrocities. .
As a result, there are several organized fan camps in Munich and the German media has loved to mobilize various local forces across the country, we would ask everyone not to forget that we are traveling “abroad”. Do not walk in small groups and pay special attention to the safety of your flags! Only bring a drape / flag with you who can protect it!
– draw attention.
But there is confusion not only among the ultras, but also around Viktor Orbán, who has been constantly preparing for the matches, posting about him, posing with football players and the whole political public from Gergely Karácsony to Péter Szijjártó was out on the stands. that:
Orbán will not be there in today’s match in Munich.
The reason for this is not known, only that he traveled to Brussels. Viktor Orbán would have traveled to the Bavarian capital because from nine in the evening the Hungarian and German football teams will play in the Allianz Arena there in the last round of the European Championship group stage, this rumor seemed quite official until Tuesday, when it changed.
And maybe because Germany is no longer the place it was a few days ago, the reception became different, even Merkel spoke out against the law. This is only due to the homophobic law of the Orbans and the political game they have been pursuing for years.
Whatever the outcome of the match, it will no longer be about football, but much more, and we are sure that something has changed in many of us and even if we win, the joy will not be as sweet as if everything were normal and not it would be the enemy of anyone who sees freedom, acceptance, and liberalism as their principles, both inside and outside the EU.
Because with this step, and with this situation, Orbán ruined not only his own dream, but also ours.
Source: Propeller – Saját anyagok by propeller.hu.
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