The Romanian Football Federation has released a statement regarding the controversial flag of historic Hungary, which the Hungarian football federation claims is now considered legal.
Romanian Football Federation (FRF) statement
The Romanian Football Federation considers the protection of the integrity of football to be a fundamental value of the European sports model, which must be respected by all parties involved. FRF has asked the forum in Nyon for an official opinion on the statement of the Hungarian Football Federation.
As a result of the response received from UEFA, we make the following clarification: UEFA has not and will not allow the use of symbolsmentioned by the Hungarian Football Federation in matches organized at the European level.
We believe that the Hungarian Football Federation has acted incorrectly in making such a statement, since the display of these symbols constitutes a deviation from the provisions of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (messages of provocative or political content), and FRF will certainly notify the disciplinary commissions if necessary.
The Romanian Football Federation reminds that revisionism is unacceptable in football and credits the UEFA Disciplinary Committee for banning the use of this symbol, which could provoke hatred and violence in European tournaments.
Recently, the Hungarian Football Federation stated that UEFA did not see any violations in the so-called flag and map of historical (big) Hungary, which includes part of the territory of Ukraine, as well as lands that now belong to Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia.
Earlier, the head of the Hungarian government, Viktor Orban, came to a meeting with a local football player in a scarf, which depicted a map of Greater Hungary. On this map, part of the Ukrainian territory was annexed to Hungary. After that, a scandal arose, and Orban was criticized by many experts and fans.
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