Zsolt Petry – Photo: wikipedia

LMP: Government using case of Hungarian coach fired by German team as distraction

The government is using the case of Hungarian soccer 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.

Mate Kanasz-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, Orban 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, Kanasz-Nagy said.

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