Mexico to play two World Cup qualifiers without fans due to use of homophobic chant

Mexican soccer federation again urges asks fans to stop using chant after FIFA hands down toughest penalty to date in response to persistent use of anti-gay slur

Mexico To Play Two World Cup Qualifiers Without Fans Due To Use Of Homophobic Chant

Los Angeles Times – by Kevin Baxter

Mexico’s national team will play its first two home matches in World Cup qualifying without spectators, a penalty for its fans’ use of an anti-gay chant during last spring’s pre-Olympic tournament in Guadalajara, the country’s soccer federation announced at a Mexico City news conference Friday.

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