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FIFA fines Panama with more than 50,000 dollars for homophobic chants

FIFA fines Panama with more than 50,000 dollars for homophobic chants

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee fined Panama with more than $ 50,000 and a game without an audience for the homophobic chants in the matches against Costa Rica and Mexico on the September date of the octagonal final of Concacaf, sports sources informed Efe.

The Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut) reported that it was “notified by FIFA” of the disciplinary measure “for alleged homophobic chants by fans during the last September matches” “played at home.”

The Disciplinary Committee of FIFA decided “to sanction with 50 thousand Swiss francs”, about 54,156 dollars “and play the match against El Salvador behind closed doors,” said Fepafut in an official statement.

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The Federation announced that it will initiate an appeal process, which if favorable, will allow the presence of the public in the match against El Salvador on November 16 at the Rommel Fernández stadium in the Panamanian capital.

If not, «the process of returning tickets for the game Panama vs. El Salvador, “said Fepafut.

The federated entity made it clear that it condemns any type of discrimination and urged Panamanian fans to “create awareness and with respect to this type of attitudes, which not only harm the national team, but also all those people who are victims of discrimination.”

The sports source told Efe that, regarding the case of the field invasion in the Panama match against the United States team, on October 10, “nothing is known yet”, but this may end in another sanction by FIFA. EFE (HN)

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