Gay Slurs Are Not Offensive, Says Mexican Soccer Official

The notoriously homophobic chant used by Mexican soccer fans is resulting in fines, but no apologies.

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Mexican Football Federation

Guillermo Cantú, the secretary general of the Mexican Football Federation, announced that they would be appealing a fine totalling 30,000 Swiss Francs ($30,715) that was levied on Tuesday, as punishment for Mexican national team supporters repeatedly chanting “Ehhhhhh, puto,” during a 2018 World Cup qualifying match. (The chant, intended to rattle a goalkeeper during a goal kick, translates to “faggot.”)

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