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Mexico cracks down on homophobic slurs in football

Footballers celebrating a goal during a Mexican Football Closing Tournament match between Toluca and Veracruz in Toluca, Mexico, recently. FIFA has fined the Mexican Football Federation 14 times over homophobic slurs. – EPA pic, September 21, 2019.

THE Mexican Football Federation announced a new crackdown yesterday on the homophobic slurs often heard at its matches, warning that the controversial tradition could get the country banned from the 2022 World Cup. Mexican football fans are known for shouting out “Puto!”, a homophobic insult, when the opposing team takes a goal kick, a custom that has repeatedly led to FIFA fining the FMF.

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