Opposition Calls UEFA Super Cup Match 'Human Experiment Courtesy Of PM Orbán'

  • 24 Sep 2020 8:25 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Opposition Calls UEFA Super Cup Match 'Human Experiment Courtesy Of PM Orbán'
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has called on the Hungarian Football Association to order the UEFA Super Cup match in Budapest to be played to an empty stadium, having earlier asked for it to be cancelled, however it will be held with some fans there.

The match between Bayern Munich and Seville in Budapest’s Puskás Aréna will be the first UEFA match to be played in front of spectators since the novel coronavirus outbreak in March.

Erzsébet Németh Gy, a deputy mayor of Budapest, called the match a “human experiment courtesy of [Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán”, who, she insisted, refused to put the event behind closed doors “in service of his hobby”.

The municipality will increase the capacity of public transport in the area “to breaking point” in order to protect the health of spectators, she said.

The public should wear masks and keep distance from each other at bus stops, she added.

According to current plans, 20,000 people, a third of the arena’s capacity, will be allowed to attend. Seville has announced it will use only 500 of the 2,500 tickets allocated to the team.


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