Mexico : Wins appeal to get FIFA fines canceled after fans’ gay-slur chants

Mexico’s soccer federation avoided paying roughly $35,000 on Thursday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport canceled two fines imposed by FIFA and instead issued a warning over what it deemed a “discriminatory” chant used by fans.


Widely known as a gay slur, the Spanish word “puto” could be heard loud and clear in two games, one against El Salvador in November 2015 and another against Canada in March 2016, when the opposing team takes a goal kick.

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‘Puto’ is the word many gay men hear as they’re being beaten, sometimes to death, in the daily homophobic crimes committed in Latin America.”