The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has announced a reduction in the ban on the first two games of FIFA against anti-homosexual chants heard during the Olympic qualifiers last March.
A statement released by the FMF explained that FIFA has decided to reduce its initial penalty because of the organization’s “efforts to eradicate discrimination in the match.”
“The FIFA Appeals Commission has resolved to reduce the sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Commission to one match for two unfanned matches, which will be in the next official home match for all men’s age categories. It must be enforced, “the document read.
Eltoris The second home qualifying round will be played against Canada on October 7th. The match is currently set to feature fans on the stands unless further penalties are imposed for incidents involving Mexican fans in the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup earlier this year.
“We pay tribute [of any punishment handed down]”. FMF President Yong de Luisa said at a press conference on Tuesday before the ban was announced.
Before the reduction of FIFA, Mexico Divide the punishment for that two games Between the senior male team and its senior female team due to a loophole in the original wording of the statement that announced the sanctions.
In July, De Luisa sought an initial ban by the FMF, citing a media campaign to educate fans and eradicate anti-homosexual chants present in most Mexican men’s national team games. I announced that.
De Luisa also confirmed that he had asked the FIFA to see if the ban only applies to men’s matches.
“I hope it only affects the men’s team,” De Luisa said in July. “I hope the women’s team matches in September and October will not be affected. [by the ban].. “
The ban continues to be the heaviest punishment made by the FIFA in response to Mexico’s repeated infringement of discriminatory acts from fans of the stands.
Previously, the FMF was fined only for problematic chants and paid more than $ 227,000 for 15 individual warnings.
Repeated infringement remains a source of concern, as FIFA’s disciplinary rules state that the federation may face expulsion from official competitions, including the World Cup, because it failed to contain discriminatory behavior. is.
Mexico will comply with the latest penalties in its match against Jamaica, but for more recent crimes, many results may not yet be announced.
In the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals and finals, respectively, held against Costa Rica and the United States in June, referees followed the non-discrimination protocol established by FIFA and CONCACAF and suspended both matches as chants were heard. Stopped.
Later that summer, the CONCACAF Gold Cup will include multiple games Eltori I had the same problem. FMF and FIFA have confirmed that disciplinary action against these cases may continue.
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FIFA reduces Mexico’s ban on anti-homosexual chants to one match. September 2nd WCQ vs Jamaica will be played without fans
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