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Infantino considers insufficient punishments for the homophobic scream

Infantino considers insufficient punishments for the homophobic scream

The presence of the homophobic cry has been expensive for Mexican football due to the multiple sanctions that FIFA has imposed for this act on the Mexican National Team and, recently, on Cruz Azul. Both will have to play high-profile matches without the presence of their fans in the stands.

Despite the fact that the strongest organizations within Mexican football have implemented different campaigns to try to prevent the discriminatory act from being present in national stadiums, this action has not been eradicated and, given the situation, Gianni Infantino, president of the FIFA spoke about it in an interview for TUDN.

The head of the highest international soccer body ruled that the punishments applied so far have not been enough to eliminate the scream, in addition to asserting that the intentions are not only to punish, but also to carry out an education plan.

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“This is not about punishing, it is also about talking, discussing, educating, trying to work together. We are working very closely with Yon (de Luisa) the president of the FMF to try to make this change. We want children and families to go to the stadiums, ”Infantino added.

The FIFA president also spoke about the presence of the homophobic act that does not provoke a cordial atmosphere within sports establishments.

“How can you take your children to the stadium if the players are insulted in any way? We cannot accept it, we all have to work together to make this change in mentality so that football is played in a festive atmosphere, “he said.

The fans still don’t seem to understand the seriousness of the matter and it has caused the Mexican National Team to play for the second time behind closed doors at home in the Concacaf tie for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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On November 1, FIFA published the sanctions of the Disciplinary Committee after the tie duels, punishing the Mexican Football Federation with a fine of around 100,000 Swiss francs (MXN 2,288,000) and two matches as a venue without an audience.

“Under the line of zero tolerance for discrimination and violence in football, a number of member associations were punished for discriminatory acts of their respective hobbies”, was what the international body communicated.
During the FIFA date of September of this year, the match against the Canadian national team had to be interrupted by the observance of the protocol by the homophobic shout that was presented in the stands of the Azteca Stadium.

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Yon de Luisa is in constant contact with FIFA leaders (Photo: José Méndez / EFE)
Yon de Luisa is in constant contact with FIFA leaders (Photo: José Méndez / EFE)
During the summer, the Mexican Federation was fined more than one million pesos and two veto matches, which it managed to reduce to only one match and thus was the only commitment that El Tri played in national territory without the presence of its fans. .

The next two commitments that Mexico will play at home will be against Costa Rica and Panama, in January 2022.

The Panama team was also sanctioned with 50 thousand Swiss francs and a veto match for discriminatory conduct by their fans when they faced Costa Rica and Mexico. (Infobae)

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