Some 15,500 spectators, 500 of them Sevilla, attend the meeting between the criticism of the local authorities and a virus on the rise in Budapest
Some 500 Sevilla fans traveled to Budapest to attend the historic Super Cup final, which Sevilla lost 2-1 to Bayern. What most attracted the attention of the fans was that the mask is not mandatory in Hungary, so they could enjoy a walk through the Hungarian capital without it (although some wore it). The fans moved through the center of the city and some even attended a fan zone desangelada.
All Sevilla fans arrived in Hungary with their PCR test, although it so happens that they did not need to present it in some situations. For example, those who traveled on the Sevilla Peñas Federation flight did have to show it at the airport. However, those who drove across the border from Austria were not required by the police. The 500 Sevilla fans joined the 1,200 Bayern fans who attended the first European match with an audience at the time of the pandemic. Together with some 13,800 Hungarian fans, all defied the coronavirus (15,500 tickets were sold) and saw the crash amidst great security measures (mask in common areas, distance of one and a half meters in the stands and continuous cleaning of the facilities)
The meeting has generated controversy. In recent days, UEFA has been criticized for allowing public attendance despite the growing number of infections in Europe and in Budapest itself. Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder and Bayern coach Hans Flick disagreed with the presence of fans. Also the mayor of Budapest, Gergely Karácsony, affirmed that, if it depended on him, the match would have been held with empty stands. “The easiest thing for us would be to do nothing and wait, because if you don’t do anything you are not wrong. Health is the priority, but we want to bring hope and do what we think is appropriate to do ”, defended Aleksander Ceferin, president of UEFA.