A Socialist Party lawmaker has turned to Sándor Csányi, the head of the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ), seeking clarification on safety measures to be put in place at the UEFA Super Cup final scheduled to be held in Budapest before spectators on Sept. 24.
Ildikó Borbély Bangó told an online press conference that she has asked Csányi in a letter whether he agrees with the decision to host an event in which Hungarians and foreign fans “will be experimented on”.
“UEFA itself is referring to next week’s match, which is being held with the consent of [Prime Minister] Viktor Orbán’s government, as human experimentation,” Borbély Bangó said.
The politician said she has put the question to Csányi whether the 20,000 fans who will be allowed into the stadium would be safe and whether the Hungarian people would be safe after the event. Borbély Bangó added that she also wanted to know whether the MLSZ president would take responsibility for any new coronavirus infections or fatalities resulting from the event.
Last week, MSZP called on the government to cancel the UEFA Super Cup final set to be held in Budapest on Sept. 24, saying the event would only aggravate the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The UEFA Super Cup final will see Europa League winner Sevilla face Champions League winner Bayern Munich.
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