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Mexico Soccer Fans Are Banned Due To Repeated Homophobic Chants
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Mexico Soccer Fans Are Banned Due To Repeated Homophobic Chants


ZURICH (AP) — Mexico's soccer team will play two home games in empty stadiums as part of a FIFA sanction announced on Friday for fans chanting anti-gay slurs during an Olympic qualifying tournament.

FIFA has also imposed a 60,000 Swiss franc ($65,000) fine on the Mexican Football Association.

Despite regular FIFA fines and FA efforts to curb the insults, Mexican fans continue to direct the chant at opposing teams' goalkeepers.

The most recent incidents occurred in March during games against the United States and the Dominican Republic at Mexico's Guadalajara-hosted qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics.

Mexico's next two official home games are against Jamaica in September and Canada in October, both of which are World Cup qualifiers.

FIFA's disciplinary committee also opened a case against Mexico for the same chants during a friendly against Iceland in Arlington, Texas, last month.

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