ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

FIFA Opens Investigation After Anti-Gay Slur Chanted by Mexican Fans at World Cup

06/18/2018 | USA Today

Mexico’s fanbase is under scrutiny for chanting an anti-gay slur, with FIFA opening an investigation Monday following the nation’s 1-0 World Cup win over Germany. Mexican fans were heard chanting the derogatory slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared a goal kick in the 24th minute of the game in Moscow on Sunday. A new anti-discrimination procedure in place at the World Cup instructs referees to stop the game for a public announcement if any discriminatory behavior — such as anti-LGBT chants — are heard. The official can suspend the game if the chanting persists.


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