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FIFA investigates Mexico for homophobic screams against Canada

FIFA investigates Mexico for homophobic screams against Canada

FIFA is investigating Mexico for the homophobic screams that were heard in the match in the game that it played against Canada, at the Azteca stadium, corresponding to the Qualifying round heading to Qatar 2022. The inquiries could lead to another closed-door match against the Gerardo Tata Martino’s team.

“FIFA can confirm that its Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Mexican Football Federation due to homophobic chants from fans during the qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 between Mexico and Canada” , FIFA reported, through a spokesperson, to ESPN Digital.

Mexico had already been sanctioned with a closed-door match in the tie, due to the homophobic screams that were heard at the Concacaf Pre-Olympic held in Guadalajara at the beginning of the year. That sanction was covered in the game against Jamaica, which opened the tie for Qatar 2022, and was played behind closed doors at the Azteca stadium.

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Now, after the game against Canada, FIFA opens another file for the homophobic screams that were heard in the Azteca stadium. In the event that the investigations conclude that there was a yelling, the sanction could be another game behind closed doors or just a fine, because now the protocols were applied correctly.

On Wednesday, October 20, Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, described the homophobic screams heard in stadiums as an “idiotic habit” and recognized the work of the Mexican Soccer Federation to mitigate such behavior.

«I know that the Mexican Soccer Federation, with its president and the teams, are working to eradicate these idiotic, discriminatory customs in the stadiums, we have to go, get angry, celebrate, but we don’t have to insult. This is not OK. All those who do not want to see, all those who want to live in the time of the stones, to stay out of the stadiums, “said Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, when asked by this medium.

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Mexico could play behind closed doors again, because of the homophobic cry. (ESPNDEPORTES)

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