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Mexico Fined for Homophobic Chants against Germany

After racking up 12 warnings and fines for homophobic chanting during World Cup qualifying, the Mexican Football Federation has now been fined for that same chant in the World Cup itself.

FIFA fined Mexico 10,000 Swiss Francs for “discriminatory and insulting chants” in their World Cup opener against Germany.

FIFA introduced a three-step system at the Confederations Cup aimed at discouraging such behavior, which is in force in the World Cup as well. The system gives referees the authority to stop games if discriminatory chants or behavior occurs.

None of the steps – a stadium announcement, followed by a stoppage in play, followed by suspending the game – came into play in the Germany vs Mexico match. FIFA claimed that a stadium announcement was being prepared when the chanting ceased.

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FIFA Fines Mexico Yet Again for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.

The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Monday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for their October 6th game against Trinidad and Tobago.

This is the 12th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:

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Mexico to Donate to Schools if Chant Stops

Ahead of September’s World Cup qualifying games, Mexico has launched another campaign in an attempt to quiet the homophobic goal-kick chant that is ubiquitous in its stadiums.

With the general “Abrazados por el Fútbol” (Embraced by Soccer) campaign, and the “Ya Párale” (Stop It Now) campaign – aimed specifically at ending the now infamous chant – not having an apparent effect, the newest effort is #GritaMéxico (Shout “Mexico”).

It’s time to show that we have the best fans… #GritaMéxico and we will send resources to improve the country’s schools!

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More Fines for Mexico for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.

The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Thursday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for each of their June qualifiers:  June 8th against Honduras and June 11th against the United States.

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FIFA Warns Mexico over Homophobic Chants

After previously announcing a new three-step anti-discrimination system to debut at the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA has continued its increased scrutiny of fan behavior with a warning for Mexico.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF), which has to date amassed eight fines in World Cup qualifying for homophobic chants by supporters, has now received an official warning from FIFA for fan behavior in their opening Confederations Cup game against Portugal.

During that game, which ended in a 2-2 draw, Mexican fans continued to shout the homophobic slur “p*to” on opposition goal kicks.

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FIFA to Introduce Three-Strike System at Confederations Cup

In a bid to quell fears related to racism and discrimination in Russia ahead of next summer’s World Cup, FIFA will introduce a three-step system at the Confederations Cup aimed at discouraging such behavior.

The system gives referees the authority to stop games if discriminatory chants or behavior occurs.

The first step is a stadium announcement demanding such behavior stop; if it continues, the referee may stop the game until the behavior subsides. If it still continues, the referee may suspend or abandon the game entirely.

It is unclear how the outcome of an abandoned game would be decided should it come to that.

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Mexico Again Fined for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for “incidents  involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches” and Mexico is, once again, present due to homophobic chanting.

In this latest round of sanctions, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for discriminatory and unsporting conduct by fans, including homophobic chants, in their March 24th game against Costa Rica.

This is the 8th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:

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Mexico Fined for Homophobic Chants Again

 

fair playFIFA 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.

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Editorial: FMF Shouldn’t Appeal FIFA Fines

el triThe Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined by FIFA five times for homophobic chants in 2018 World Cup qualifying matches and has been warned about them an equal number of times.

In response, Mexico launched two anti-discrimination campaigns, the general “Abrazados por el Fútbol” (Embraced by Soccer) campaign, and the more specific “Ya Párale” (Stop It Now) campaign, which is aimed specifically at ending the now infamous “ehh, p***” chant.

Nevertheless, Guillermo Cantú, the Secretary General of FMF, revealed that the fines have not been paid. The federation is instead appealing them.

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FIFA Sanctions Mexico for Homophobic Chants – Take Three

fair playFIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for “discriminatory and unsporting conduct of fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches” and once again, Mexico is on it.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) was fined a total of 30,000 Swiss Francs (about $30,650 U.S.) for homophobic chants by supporters in their September 2nd match at El Salvador as well as their September 6th match against Honduras.

They were also fined for the use of lasers during the game against Honduras.

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