László Lazsányi, father-in-law of Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch, and a well-known footballer in the 1980s, was murdered by his tenant in Budapest’s 3rd district on Friday evening.
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The news was also confirmed by his daughter, Erika Deutsch-Lazsányi, on her social media page on Saturday evening.
The tenant killed the former footballer with a hunting knife two days before his birthday. The 57-year-old IT specialist repotedly did not pay the rent for months, whereupon he was asked several times to leave the flat, which he refused. The landlord then changed the locks, which the tenant broke with his knife. Hearing of this, Lazsányi went to the flat, where his tenant stabbed him.
After his arrest, the tenant said in his confession that the landlord was in the flat “without permission” and that he did not want to kill him.
According to the website magyarfutball.hu, Lazsányi, nicknamed “Lazsa,” played multiple times for the national youth team in the 1970s, and was a teammate of famous Hungarian players András Törőcsik, and László Fekete at BVSC. He made it to the first division in 1978 with Szeged-based SZEOL AK, from where he moved to MÁV Előre Székesfehérvár in the same year. He then joined Csepel SC, where he played until 1983.
In the featured photo: Tamás Deutsch. Photo by Noémi Bruzák/MTI