FIFA has released the latest lists of sanctions for “incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers and friendlies”, and yet again, Mexico is present due to homophobic chanting.
For homophobic chants in Mexico’s visit to the U.S. on November 11, the federation has been fined 20,000 Swiss Francs (about $19,454 U.S.).
A decision is pending for the homophobic chanting that occurred in Mexico’s visit to Panama on November 15.
Mexico has now accumulated six sanctions for homophobic chanting as well as six warnings regarding that behavior, and a total of 105,000 Swiss Francs (about $102,125 U.S.) in fines.
Meanwhile, Chile and Honduras have both been given stadium bans for similar incidents – after fewer warnings than Mexico has had.
Chile accumulated four sanctions and four warnings before their first stadium ban was handed out in May; the behavior continued and a second two-game stadium ban on the Estadio Nacional was given in this latest round of sanctions.
Honduras was also given four sanctions and four warnings before being given a one-game stadium ban on Olympic Stadium in San Pedro Sula in this round of sanctions.
Why Mexico is allowed to continue getting away with just fines after being involved in more incidents and accumulating more warnings than either Chile or Honduras is unclear.