Orban angers neighboring countries with ‘irredentist’ scarf

Orban angers neighboring countries with ‘irredentist’ scarf

The prime minister was filmed wearing a piece of clothing featuring a pre-partition map of Greater Hungary

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been seen wearing a football scarf featuring the shape of Greater Hungary, the historical territory that existed before the country ceded lands to neighbors after World War I. He downplayed the implied territorial claim, after some nations took issue with the accessory.

“Football is not politics. Let’s not see what is not there,” he said on his Facebook page on Tuesday, reacting to the outcry. Hungary’s national team belongs to all Hungarians, regardless of where they live, he…

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