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FIFA Drops Gay Slur Case Against Mexico

Monday Jun 23, 2014
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Mexican fans wearing the traditional Mexican ’sombreros’ watch the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon.
Mexican fans wearing the traditional Mexican ’sombreros’ watch the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon.  (Source:AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

FIFA will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel decided the chant "is not considered insulting in this specific context," and that it dismissed a charge of "improper conduct" during the game against Cameroon on June 13.

The chant is traditionally aimed by Mexican fans at the opposing team’s goalkeeper when taking a goal kick.

FIFA had also considered action after the chants were traded between Mexico and Brazil fans at their match last week.

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  • BOB KELLERMAN, 2014-06-24 03:57:02

    Yes, and when I chant You (reference to their intelligence)(racial slur), it is not insulting in my context.


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