The Mexican Soccer Federation must pay a fine of 2.2 million pesos for the homophobic screams of the fans that were heard in the game between Iceland and El Tri
The Mexican National Team was saved from a second veto due to a homophobic cry, once FIFA informed ESPN Digital that the FMF will only be fined 2.2 million pesos for the homophobic screams that were heard in the game between Mexico and Iceland in Arlington, Texas.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Mexican Football Federation with a fine of CHF 100,000 as a result of the homophobic chants of Mexican fans in a friendly that his team played against Iceland in Arlington (Texas, USA) on May 29 ”, informed a FIFA spokesman to this medium.
FIFA warned for weeks that Mexico had an open process due to the screams that were heard in the friendly between Iceland and Tricolor, prior to the start of the Nations League. In the case of the Nations LEague and Gold Cup games, in which the homophobic screams were heard, the sanctions remain in the hands of Concacaf.
The 100,00 Swiss francs with which Mexico was fined are equivalent to 2.2 million pesos that are added to the sanction of 1.5 million and the two veto parties that the Tricolor has not yet paid, for the homophobic screams that were heard in the Concacaf PRelympic games, played in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Today, at noon, the Mexican National Team, in conjunction with Liga MX and Conapred, is expected to launch a new campaign against homophobic shouting, which will include the name change of the Apertura 2021 tournament, to combat discrimination between fans, by any kind.
Mexico is once again fined by FIFA and sanctions will continue, in case the fans insist on the homophobic cry.