The government is using the case of Hungarian football coach Zsolt Petry who has been fired by his German team as a result of his comments on same-sex marriage and immigration to distract attention from the “hundreds of thousands of people it has neglected in Hungary”, the co-leader of opposition LMP said on Sunday.
Máté Kanász-Nagy told an online press conference on Facebook that the “unfortunate case” of Petry losing his job abroad was “not an important issue”, yet even Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had commented on it. At the same time, Orbán still refuses to discuss the livelihood of people working in catering, hairdressers, taxi drivers and those working in other services, and the case of teachers who will be forced to return to school before getting full protection from Covid-19, he added.
The government has still not offered expanded wage support and public utilities support, 100 percent sickness benefits and extended jobseekers’ benefits, Kanász-Nagy said.
Featured photo photo via Máté Kanász-Nagy’s Facebook page