Mexico gets $10,000 fine for homophobic fan chants against Germany
The Mexico Football Federation was hit with a $10,000 fine for what FIFA called “discriminatory and insulting chants” from fans during the team’s win over Germany.
Mexican fans lobbed homophobic chants at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during Sunday’s game, and after FIFA opened an investigation, they elected to fine the federation for the chants.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) with a fine of CHF 10,000 for the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans (cf. art. 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code) in relation to discriminatory and insulting chants during the first half of the 2018 FIFA World Cup match played between Germany and Mexico,” FIFA said in a statement, via ESPN.
“The decision was passed after a thorough assessment of the relevant match reports, the FMF’s precedents and the evidence provided, which included videos of the incidents as well as examples of certain sustainable actions taken by the FMF to raise awareness among its supporters. Moreover, the Disciplinary Committee gave a warning to the FMF, who may face additional sanctions in case of repeated infringements of this type.”
Ultimately, this has been a long-term issue that will hopefully be corrected going forward. Then we can get back to focusing on the awesome parts of Mexico fandom.