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Association in Mexico Decides: Homophobic Calls Will Lead to 5-Year Exclusion from Plots | Israel today


After Mexico has been punished by FIFA quite a bit in recent years, for calls against rival fans and as part of a reform of local football, it was decided to take the necessary step

Football fans in Mexico will be given a five-year ban from football stadiums if it turns out they played songs or curses against gays, said Mexican Football Association president Ion de Louisa.

The local association has long struggled in an attempt to reduce anti-gay calls that are often heard by fans when an opposing goalkeeper kicks a goalkeeper kick.

FIFA, in recent years, has imposed fines and penalties on Mexico that included hosting international games without fans because of homophobic behavior.

It has now been decided that anyone caught singing songs condemning the LGBT community or cursing a player for shouting "gay" will be given a five-year suspension. The decision is part of a new process unveiled by de Louisa on Monday. , An attempt to create more positive fan experiences, increased security of the stadium.

"These measures are based on four pillars and have been strictly implemented in all home games organized by the Mexican Football Association," de Louisa said.

The new measures will be tested in Mexico's next two World Cup qualifiers, at home against Costa Rica on January 30 and Panama on February 2.

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Source: israelhayom

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