‘Homophobic and not very clever’: why puto chants haunt Mexican football
To be fair to Mexican soccer supporters, they have managed to convert one of the sport’s least dramatic moments into one of its most contentious and obnoxious ones in recent memory. It’s a pattern that everyone is familiar with. When the opponent’s goalie sets up for a goalkick, the chant “Ehhhh…” starts to ring out. Once the kick is delivered, the Mexican supporters’ voices grow in synchrony until the kick elicits a ” puto!” yell. The word is homophobic slang for a male sex worker, and it is used to denigrate them.
After the shouts were heard during El Tri’s triumph against Germany, Fifa said on Monday that it has initiated a disciplinary investigation against the country.
During the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Fifa took 51 disciplinary measures against players for homophobia.
Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Greece, Hungary, and Serbia were all singled out by Fifa for homophobic chanting.
- As Joshua Nadel, author of Ftbol!
- A lot of the hand-wringing, adds Nadel, an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at North Carolina Central University, “is for show,” he believes.
- On Sunday, the cry made its first appearance in the 25th minute, as Manuel Neuer was about to take a free kick.
- The exact roots of the cry in Mexico are unclear, however it is believed to have originated at the club level before spreading internationally.
- The cry appeared on occasion at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but the 2014 tournament in Brazil elevated it to a new level.
- “They can abstractly contemplate what the phrase means, but they don’t grasp the emotional gut punch you feel when you hear a slur in your own language,” Julia Jiménez Jaramillo wrote in Slate in 2014, lamenting Fifa’s apparent inaction on the problem.
- If nothing else, they could issue a symbolic statement condemning it, even if it takes decades for the fans to catch up with them.” In recent years, both the federation and the players have presented their cases for respective positions.
- The Mexican football organization sent a direct appeal to supporters earlier this month, along with a link to the tournament’s standards of decency, to desist from using the chant.
One of the most common responses was to make fun of the request with gifs and belligerent one-liners, with some even reusing the team’s motto and hashtag for the tournament: “Yo si voy a gritar, porqueNadaNosDetiene.” (“I’ll be yelling because #NothingStopsUs” will be my theme song.) It is possible that the increased attention has only served to enhance its use at Major League Soccer (MLS) and United Soccer League (USL) stadiums, where Latino support is strong.
- A series of “Pride Night” games at the LA Galaxy and New York City FC have been marred by chanting in recent weeks.
- I always thought it was an abstract concept, something we were communicating to the opponent in a joyful, communal manner.
- “Now that I’m an adult, things are different.
- I don’t think it’s that brilliant, and it’s homophobic.” Many supporters dismiss allegations of homophobia and argue that the chant is only a jest, according to the media.
- For some, the chant serves only to highlight the widespread homophobia that exists in society.
- Nadel explained that “it is the most obvious since the chant is accompanied by the national team.” ‘The issue of homophobia in football, both men’s and women’s, is a worldwide one.
- It is extremely difficult to eradicate.
- “I truly want people to believe that ‘puto’ is the objective of curses,” Doyle said.
- Perhaps she has a valid argument.
Mexico was eliminated from the tournament as a consequence of the following penalty, marking the team’s sixth consecutive exit from the last 16. As Doyle put it, “convince supporters that it brings bad luck to their own side” and “this farce will come to an end.”
|Jazzmaster||JazzmasterPosted 12 Years Ago503349|
|ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 2.1K, Visits: 0||I cringe every time.[-(Come up with something better,it makes you sound so intelligent.Edited by jazzmaster: 30/8/2009 10:44:11 PM|
|davidsomethingelse||davidsomethingelsePosted 12 Years Ago503350|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 12K, Visits: 0||Is that what they chant? Your Shit.AHHHH? lol that is pretty gay!|
|Jazzmaster||JazzmasterPosted 12 Years Ago503351|
|ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 2.1K, Visits: 0||Holdencaufield,the Roar blogger tells little kids they say ‘Pirate Ship,Argh!”:lol:|
|davidsomethingelse||davidsomethingelsePosted 12 Years Ago503352|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 12K, Visits: 0||Jazzmaster wrote:Holdencaufield,the Roar blogger tells little kids they say ‘Pirate Ship,Argh!”:lol:hahah lol:lol:TBH, I always thought they said Goal-keep-aaahhh. Hard to tell on TV.|
|RedsUnited||RedsUnitedPosted 12 Years Ago503353|
|World ClassGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 7.7K, Visits: 0||I actually never knew what they were saying. until tonight. Thanks guys!|
|Tommycash||TommycashPosted 12 Years Ago503354|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 10K, Visits: 0||Glory right? i dfont think we cn do better hahahaaha.|
|Jazzmaster||JazzmasterPosted 12 Years Ago503355|
|ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 2.1K, Visits: 0||no,pretty much everywhere. Hopefully not the GCU home end! (hint hint ‘the Beach’ or whatever tf we’re called.:lol:)Edited by jazzmaster: 30/8/2009 11:11:47 PM|
|macktheknife||macktheknifePosted 12 Years Ago503356|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 16K, Visits: 0||I fucking hate it. It’s so generic and tacky.I think it’s Brisbane who do a over-elaborate version which is even worse, it goes for about a minute.I really, really hope that this doesn’t catch on at Parramatta stadium when the west sydney team joins the comp. SFC don’t do it either, so I’m hoping it’s more of a bogan trait (iirc, Adelaide, Brisbane and CCM do it, can’t really remember if Perth and the Jets do).|
|MidfieldMaestro||MidfieldMaestroPosted 12 Years Ago503357|
|World ClassGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 5.9K, Visits: 0||Personally I don’t like the YOU’RE SHIT.AAHHHH.The squadron have a little bit of variety.:lol:Goes something like.wait I better not say it.it will go against forum rules.:lol:After hearing it since the NSL days, it sounds a bit better than ^^the aforementioned.Any Novocatrians will know why I can’t say it here.|
|SydneyUnited||SydneyUnitedPosted 12 Years Ago503358|
|HackerGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 338, Visits: 0||midfeil maestro i think i noe what ur talking abt private mail it 2 me|
|Dave1989||Dave1989Posted 12 Years Ago503359|
|Semi-ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 1.3K, Visits: 0||arggh shit i meant to say no to keep it. but said yes as didn’t read the question first-o|
|southern3||southern3Posted 12 Years Ago503360|
|Semi-ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 1.7K, Visits: 0||Well the glory fans goGlory Shed, GFU and FOTS wrote:Ohhhhhh, You Fat B*stard, You Fat B*stard, You’re Shit! Ahhhhhh!and everyone gets involved!|
|walnuts||walnutsPosted 12 Years Ago503361|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 10K, Visits: 0||Best chant I heard aimed at the keepers?*sung to the tune of Hey Baby-DJ Otzi*Heeyyyyyyyyyyy hey keeper!ooh-aah!I wanna knowwwwwww, if you saw that goal!I thought that was quite witty and harmless. Can’t remember who was chanting it though, might’ve been the Shed.|
|Erebus||ErebusPosted 12 Years Ago503362|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 12K, Visits: 0||Perth fans are the worst with this.its right up there as worst chant next to that aussie aussie oi oi oi crap.|
|Chilugal||ChilugalPosted 12 Years Ago503363|
|Hardcore FanGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 264, Visits: 0||First few times I heard it I thought it was quite good. Now I absolutely hate it, at every single goal kick? Awful. I’m sure if it was used a couple of times during the match it wouldn’t be such an issue.|
|Tommycash||TommycashPosted 12 Years Ago503364|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 10K, Visits: 0||walnuts wrote:Best chant I heard aimed at the keepers?*sung to the tune of Hey Baby-DJ Otzi*Heeyyyyyyyyyyy hey keeper!ooh-aah!I wanna knowwwwwww, if you saw that goal!I thought that was quite witty and harmless. Can’t remember who was chanting it though, might’ve been the Shed.The shed do sing another song to the same tune to the effect of this. Heeyyyyyyyyyyy hey Glory!ooh-aah!I wanna knowwwwwww, if you’ll score a goal! In front of the shed|
|King Billy||King BillyPosted 12 Years Ago503365|
|Semi-ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 1.1K, Visits: 0||walnuts wrote:Best chant I heard aimed at the keepers?*sung to the tune of Hey Baby-DJ Otzi*Heeyyyyyyyyyyy hey keeper!ooh-aah!I wanna knowwwwwww, if you saw that goal!I thought that was quite witty and harmless. Can’t remember who was chanting it though, might’ve been the Shed.Usually hear that one once a week at Hindmarsh (and usually after a spot kick)|
|zizou||zizouPosted 12 Years Ago503366|
|Semi-ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 1.9K, Visits: 0||Erebus wrote:Perth fans are the worst with this.its right up there as worst chant next to that aussie aussie oi oi oi crap.The 12 people in the Orange Army are also guilty of this heinously bad channt|
|TDark||TDarkPosted 12 Years Ago503367|
|FanGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 83, Visits: 0||Agreed.Problem with the chant at Roar games is many of us try to start a chant before this shocking chant starts.but they just come over the top.And it seems to be the only chant all the people in the bays surrounding the home bay do as well, so it ends up being the loudest.|
|walnuts||walnutsPosted 12 Years Ago503368|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 10K, Visits: 0||King Billy wrote:walnuts wrote:Best chant I heard aimed at the keepers?*sung to the tune of Hey Baby-DJ Otzi*Heeyyyyyyyyyyy hey keeper!ooh-aah!I wanna knowwwwwww, if you saw that goal!I thought that was quite witty and harmless. Can’t remember who was chanting it though, might’ve been the Shed.Usually hear that one once a week at Hindmarsh (and usually after a spot kick)Tis a good tune there, you pie floater eating crow eaters have done a good job on that one:d|
|Akumastarr||AkumastarrPosted 12 Years Ago503369|
|Rising StarGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 846, Visits: 0||Well, it used to be a good chant until the rest of the league decided to copy Perth Glory and do it. Brisbane Roar I’ve noticed in particular seem to love copying old Perth Glory chants.FFS, get your own chants or import your own from other leagues ya twats.I still like this chant simply because Glory are the only ones that seem to get into it, provide the atmosphere and do it right. I can also understand why other clubs hate it but the fact is, Glory is the only club with a bit of history and because we’ve been doing the chant for so long, it’s pretty much ingrained in our songbook and we love it.We’ll continue doing it too, we don’t care what you eastern state twats think;)|
|Jazzmaster||JazzmasterPosted 12 Years Ago503370|
|ProGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 2.1K, Visits: 0||Fair enough.Let’s keep it west then.:p|
|loki||lokiPosted 12 Years Ago503371|
|World ClassGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 7.4K, Visits: 0||Aesthetically, it’s rubbish, but it seems to be a big part of supporter culture over in Perth and i think they should continue to do it.Shouldn’t be heard anywhere east of MES though.|
|marconi101||marconi101Posted 12 Years Ago503372|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 16K, Visits: 0||Newcastle have their own original chant.He was a man of specific quirks. He believed that all meals should be earned through physical effort. He also contended, zealously like a drunk with a political point, that the third dimension would not be possible if it werent for the existence of water.|
|socceroos_fan||socceroos_fanPosted 12 Years Ago503373|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 12K, Visits: 0||I believe we can not.:)|
|Benjamin||BenjaminPosted 12 Years Ago503374|
|LegendGroup: ModeratorsPosts: 23K, Visits: 0||West Brom used to do a good one – the big.Oooooooooooooohhhhhh.Build up then ‘boing!’ when the keeper hit it, wait, wait, wait, ‘boing!’ for the first header or bounce, and on and on until ‘regular’ play resumed when someone got it on the floor.Was very amusing to hear them do it.|
|marconi101||marconi101Posted 12 Years Ago503375|
|LegendGroup: Forum MembersPosts: 16K, Visits: 0||Benjamin wrote:West Brom used to do a good one – the big.Oooooooooooooohhhhhh.Build up then ‘boing!’ when the keeper hit it, wait, wait, wait, ‘boing!’ for the first header or bounce, and on and on until ‘regular’ play resumed when someone got it on the floor.Was very amusing to hear them do it.We have a variation of that just with swear words included.:lol:He was a man of specific quirks. He believed that all meals should be earned through physical effort. He also contended, zealously like a drunk with a political point, that the third dimension would not be possible if it werent for the existence of water.|
Opposing Goal Kick Chant
To be fair to Mexican soccer supporters, they have managed to transform one of the sport’s least dramatic moments into one of its most contentious and inflammatory ones in recent memory. We are all familiar with the pattern. The shout “Ehhhh…” begins as the opponent’s goalie sets up for a goalkick. “Puto!” chants the Mexican fans as soon as they see their team score the winning goal. When used in a homophobic context, the phrase is used to describe a male sexual worker. And its widespread use by fans at matches throughout the world, from Mexico City to California and now Russia, continues to cause consternation inside Fifa and the Mexican football association Mexico’s shouts were heard during El Tri’s triumph against Germany, and Fifa said on Monday that it had launched an investigation into the matter.
During the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Fifa handed 51 disciplinary measures for homophobia.
The International Football Association (FIFA) also issued one-time warnings to the countries of Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Greece, Hungary, and Serbia for using homophobic chanting on the field of play.
In the words of Joshua Nadel, author of Ftbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, “calling your opponent homosexual is absolutely along a continuum of machismo, whereby your opponent is weaker – less manly.” Fifa will have observers at all 64 matches during the International Cup and will cooperate with security to remove spectators who engage in discriminatory behavior, according to a spokeswoman for the world governing organization who talked to the Guardian on Thursday.
- “I believe that most of the hand-wringing is for show,” says Nadel, an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at North Carolina Central University.
- On Sunday, the cry made its first appearance in the 25th minute, as Manuel Neuer was about to take a corner kick.
- The chant’s roots in Mexico are unclear, although it is believed to have originated at the club level before spreading internationally.
- The cry appeared on occasion at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but it reached a new level during the 2014 event in Brazil.
- “They can abstractly examine what the phrase means, but they don’t grasp the emotional gut punch you feel when you hear a slur in your own language,” Julia Jiménez Jaramillo wrote in Slate in 2014, lamenting Fifa’s apparent lack of action on the matter.
- A number of campaigns, including public service ads by Mexico players, have urged supporters to put a halt to the shouts in the stands.
- Despite this, fans’ response indicates that they have no intention of complying with the request.
According to others, more attention has only served to enhance its use in Major League Soccer (MLS) and United Soccer League (USL) stadiums, which have substantial Latino fan bases.
The new USL team Fresno FC, although only being in existence for a few months, has already been obliged to repudiate the supporters’ shouts and start its own anti-discrimination and anti-homophobia campaign in response to them.
I take a look at it and realize that I don’t do it, and I hope we could find a way to make it different.
Numerous supporters dismiss the notion that the chant is homophobic and say that it is a jest.
The cry, according to some, just serves to show the widespread homophobia that exists in society.
” According to Nadel, “It’s the most obvious since it goes hand in hand with the national team.” ‘The issue of homophobia in football, both men’s and women’s, is a worldwide issue that affects fans, clubs, and federations throughout the world.’ Eliminating it is quite difficult.
According to Doyle, “I truly want people to believe that the word ‘puto’ is the self-imposed purpose of curses.” This means that whenever fans of El Tri yell this term against their team’s opponent, every gay Mexican spirit — and there are a lot of ghosts – pledges their allegiance to the team’s curse.
Arjen Robben of Holland was tripped in the box during extra time of the 2014 World Cup, and most Mexican supporters believe it was not defender Rafael Márquez who was responsible.
Mexico was knocked out of the World Cup on a penalty kick, marking the team’s sixth consecutive exit from the last 16. Persuade the public that doing so brings bad luck to their favorite team and the absurdity will end, Doyle added.
- 28th of March, 2002 The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Vote and express your thoughts and ideas
- 3rd of April, 2010138, C The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. I like the phrase “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
- 28th of March, 2002 The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. We’ve received comments from certain members as well as from other fans indicating that this is a popular subject. I don’t hate the terminology in general, but I despise it since it is used by so many other supporters’ organizations
- 3rd of April, 2010138, C The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. If the term “asshole” is suddenly considered offensive, we are being much too absurd in our attempts to be politically correct. Between that and the constant barrage of “She fell over” criticism, we may as well just sit there and do nothing. I wouldn’t want to take the chance of saying anything inappropriate and insulting someone else. We should stop using the phrase “You’re a bastard referee” because not knowing who your father is is not amusing and is disrespectful to other people. Please give me a break
- Shamong, New Jersey, June 24, 2010 National Team: GermanyClub: Philadelphia UnionClub: Philadelphia UnionNat’l Team: Germany In section 113, we were joking about how we all kind of chuckled about it like it was nothing. Every one of us commented on how it hasn’t become old and how we chuckle when it happens.
- Philly BurbsClub:Philadelphia UnionNational Team:United States of America on January 31, 2006 The fact that some of our songs/chants contain profanities doesn’t bother me in the slightest. The problem I have with the goal kick shout is that it is so thoroughly overused in the football community. It makes me feel like a jerk for doing it. I sincerely hope that we can come up with something innovative and original. As previously said, it is not necessary for it to be “clean,” only that it be new. Agreed. There’s nothing wrong with the language
- I simply find it monotonous. 138, CClub:Philadelphia UnionNational Team:United States of America, April 3, 2010 At the same time, gentlemen, a new and original idea is a fantastic concept, but the implementation is a complete failure. As previously said in another discussion on this site, we’re still having trouble getting people to know Doop. really? Some folks find doop to be too difficult. I’m all for innovation, but I believe that attempting to do everything differently than every other comparable club will be counterproductive in the near run. If you’re in 137, then I understand what you’re saying. However, out in 135 on the outskirts, something as basic as Vindaloo Wit (or Carnivale de Union) and Dale O aren’t really catching on with the crowds. If we’ve attempted the authentic Vindaloo yet, it hasn’t even made its way over to the United States
- February 2, 2008PhiladelphiaClub:Philadelphia UnionNational Team:United States of America It makes no difference to me whatever way it goes. My family, on the other hand, visited on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed themselves
- Club:Philadelphia Union Date: March 28, 2002 National Team: The United States of America On Wednesday, we cooked the authentic Vindaloo for 5 minutes. immediately after halftime and returned to it afterwards. From my vantage point on the launch pad, it appeared like at least 136 – 138 people were attempting to catch up with me
- I was watching the game on television from central Pennsylvania, and you guys sounded fantastic! I, on the other hand, shudder every time I hear this chant. To say that the phrase has become overused is an understatement. 3rd of April, 2010138, C The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Perhaps it was drowned out by the relentless “Let’s Get Rowdy” emanating from the front of 135 that it never made it to us. The date is May 22, 2001, and the club is the Philadelphia Union, and the national team is the United States. Although overdone and a little juvenile, I believe it will be around for a long time
- Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2010 Philadelphia Union is a sports club in Philadelphia. National Team: The United States of America Vindaloo, on the other hand, I had never heard of before
- I was looking forward to that as well. The problem must be that channel 136 is not loud enough for us to hear it. Regarding Asshole. I’m not bothered by it at all, even though it wasn’t absolutely essential during the Celtic friendly (it will definitely be necessary for ManU though). Of course, there is the issue of having younger children in the vicinity (not that I have an issue with corrupting children). I believe we could do something more innovative, but it appears that the current plan has been entrenched and will be tough to modify at this point. Celtic Football Club (Celtic FC) on May 20, 2009 National Team: The United States of America It’s too late to turn back the clock. The fact that it is one of the few chants that everyone agrees on is a good thing. 1st of July, 2010Philly Philadelphia Union is a sports club in Philadelphia. When I was in the middle of the row between a father and his young (maybe 7 year old) son and a family with three young children (all under the age of maybe 12), I shuddered a little bit every time, but they didn’t appear to notice or seem to care. I was able to take or leave it on my own
- The River’s End (February 20, 2008) The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Like many others have stated, it is not the language itself that troubles me
- Rather, it is the way it is abused. What happened to the tradition of yelling UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Philadelphia Union is a sports club in Philadelphia. National Team: The United States of America I don’t have a problem with the language
- It’s simply that it’s unoriginal. Most likely, we could come up with something even better. the uuuuuuuuuu-nion or the ohhhhhh U-nion, to name a few of examples. Everything unusual, even if it still had harsh language, would be welcomed
- I’m not a fan of it because it’s used EVERYWHERE in Major League Soccer, but I’m all for it because of how fantastic we make it sound. In a time when we are still having difficulty getting on the same page, despite the fact that I noticed improvement while sitting in two different sections on Saturday, it is ironic that the one chant that Philadelphia can get behind is the term “Asshole.” In my earlier years as a wrestling fan (around 10-15 years ago), I was always astounded by the ECW chants that came out of Viking Hall, especially on pay-per-view events. Until Califf engages in his first on-field fistfight, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the cries of “F**k em up Danny, F**k him up!” will be heard loud and clear. 139 is in desperate need of a capo halfway along the aisle. Someone who can maintain eye contact with Corey, Bolton, and Lozo while keeping the conversation going forward. The first part of the piece was played from the bottom end of C in 138, and many in 139 were getting cues from me, despite the fact that we still require remedial rhythm instruction
- The 18th of November, 2002 PhillyClub:Philadelphia Union is a social club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. National Team: The United States of America My travel schedule has kept me away from home for the previous three games. It was audible and clear during the two games that were shown (why no Union-Celtic, FSC! ), to the point where JP was attempting to speak over it. It’s fantastic. I’m well aware that this is something that every team does. However, we also incorporate a number of chants and songs that are popular among other teams. I also believe we should include the Wu-Tang AO slogan, “Blue and Gold ain’t nothin’ to [email protected] percent wit’,” or “mess wit” for those who are weak of heart or concerned about the children, into our efforts. Excellent effort, and please keep up the excellent work. As part of their experiment, they used movie phrases as chants, which they found to be really amusing. The “ha-ooooo, ha-OOO, ha-OOO” chant we used from the movie 300 felt like it may be appropriate for this situation. When done as a group, it would be obnoxious and frightening while also being somewhat amusing. Additionally, it serves as a war cry, which is beneficial. On the surface, it would be the same as what we’re doing today, with the exception that once the ball is kicked, everyone would chant “ha-OOOOO, ha-OOO, ha-OOO”
- February 9, 2006West Berlin, NJ Philadelphia Union is a sports club in Philadelphia. National Team: The United States of America I’d be more concerned if we didn’t appear to be progressing with each game, so I believe that 135 will ultimately fall in line, even with the “Let’s get Rowdy” people, as time goes on. Each week, I make it a point to watch 136 and catch the song so that I can start singing along with it. Even though it has been tough to figure out, I am on the ass end of 135 with most of the closer seats to 136 who simply sit and watch the entire game without participating. I’ve been yelling UUUUUUUUNNN- IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Asshole will be around for a long time
- June 22, 2008 The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It bothers me for a variety of reasons, the primary one being that it is overused and unoriginal. Although that sounds fantastic, we could come up with something a little more original. The originals should be practiced over and over again in friendly matches, tailgates, and pre-matches, among other things (although the Manchester United friendly is now going to be nationally televised). Not only would I not run away from the originals just because they do not yield immediate results, but I would also not disregard them. If that’s the standard, we’ll just end up looking like every other Major League Soccer club. It’s OK to have a mix of old and new items, but you have to allow the new ones time to get established. It is unlikely to occur throughout the course of a single match, though. With regard to retaining a cohesive portion, I wish we had a platform between numbers 138 and 139. I’d also advise that we assign portions to callback chants such as “Phila!” and “Delphia!” to give them a sense of belonging. Odd numbered portions, for example, sing “Phila,” whereas even numbered sections chant “Delphia.”
- January 5, 2009106 The Philadelphia Union is a professional soccer club based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It’s the only chant that people in my section (apart from supporters) genuinely utter, and it makes them chuckle every time they hear it repeated. In addition, I’ve heard many in my sector claim that it’s their favorite chant. Personally, I’m not a great fan of it and believe it is overused, but I believe it should be retained for the benefit of those who are not members of the Sons of Ben
- I’m torn on this one. It’s a little underwhelming. People in the major sitting areas, on the other hand, appear to laugh and like it every time we do it. For example, I was in section 130 for the San Jose game, and towards the end of the game, the whole section had joined in with the SOBs. I believe it is too late to make a difference since I am unsure how you can persuade people to stop shouting asshole when they are plainly enjoying themselves
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Soccer’s homophobic chant that won’t go away
In 2013, I was 15 years old when the United States men’s national soccer team played a World Cup qualifier against its archrival Mexico in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico. After the game concluded in a 0-0 draw, there was a lot to be desired, but the energy and emotion I felt from Mexico’s fans watching on television was something I’ll never forget. Every tackle and judgment by the referee was welcomed with a degree of hatred that I had never seen before in a sporting environment. The greatest and most powerful demonstration of the night occurred after each United States goal kick, when the crowd jeered the goalie with a “Ehhhh” that became louder and louder until the audio over the television became muffled and distorted, signaling the end of the game.
- At the time, this extraordinary exhibition of emotion seemed to me to be out of this world.
- Since then, I’ve been annoyed by the way it’s been translated, which I discovered pretty immediately after the match.
- The intention of the song, according to many Latinx soccer supporters, is to make the opposition goalie feel like he is a lesser human being.
- Given this gray area, the debate over whether this disgusting and egregiously homophobic slogan should be sanctioned or ignored resurfaces and fades with each major international tournament, increasing the dissatisfaction of the LGBTQ+ and surrounding communities.
- Prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017, FIFA launched a campaign called “Say No To Racism,” which is just one of many embarrassing attempts to salvage face before key tournaments.
- In principle, it’s a fantastic strategy, but do you recall the last time anything like this happened during a soccer match?
- Suspending a match has far-reaching consequences that exceed the benefits of achieving equality, as seen by FIFA’s decision to delegate this option to the referee.
- As a result, if FIFA truly encouraged their referees to be outspoken opponents of prejudice by assuring their physical safety and job security, there would very certainly be less instances of matches being delayed or suspended.
- The Mexican Football Federation’s cutetweetor Facebook post will simply serve to incite even more fervor among its supporters.
- Efforts to curb this conduct in Major League Soccer in the United States have taken form, and they have proven to be successful.
- Despite their significant monetary value, these adjustments are far too few and far between for a problem that has existed for decades.
When it comes to soccer’s Biggest Brother, should equality take precedence before profit? Only time will tell if this is true. Spencer Golanka is the sports editor for the publication. You may reach him at. Follow him on Twitter, where he goes by the handle @sgolanka.
How LAFC supporters brought an end to an offensive goal kick chant
Los Angeles FC was gaining momentum as it prepared to host its first-ever Major League Soccer home game. As a result of an outstanding start to the 2018 season, which featured four victories in six away matches, the newly formed organization has exceeded expectations to thus point. However, as the players worked to prepare for the team’s first-ever Major League Soccer match at Banc of California Stadium on April 29th, the team’s young fans was gearing up for its first appearance in the limelight.
Following the emergence of several various fan organizations for the new Major League Soccer team, he was motivated to add another to the melting pot.
When the organization began hosting watch parties and meet-ups, the number of people who joined the group increased, and the group completed preparations to move inside the 3252, which is the collective moniker for all of the many LAFC fan groups that congregate behind the stadium’s north goal.
Quinn, Pride Republic, and the entire 3252 erupted in a raucous, vociferous, and altogether spectacular environment at the new stadium.
The crowd’s noise increased dramatically after starting out quietly.
Mexican soccer fans need to stop this homophobic chant
For LAFC, the buildup to its first-ever Major League Soccer home game was beginning to gather steam. As a result of an excellent start to the 2018 season, which featured four victories in six away matches, the newly formed organization has exceeded all expectations. A growing audience was preparing for the team’s first-ever Major League Soccer game, which took place on April 29th at Banc of California Stadium. But as the players worked to prepare, the team’s fans was preparing for its own moment in the limelight.
Following the emergence of several various supporter organizations for the new Major League Soccer team, he was motivated to form his own.
When the organization began hosting watch parties and meet-ups, the number of people who joined the group increased, and the group completed preparations to move inside the 3252, which is the collective term for all of the many LAFC fan groups that have gathered behind the stadium’s north goal.
Afterwards, it was finally time for the season’s home debut.
In a noisy, rowdy, and all-around fantastic atmosphere, Quinn, Pride Republic, and the whole 3252 engulfed the new stadium. A Seattle goal kick was awarded when the ball crossed the line. Following a modest start, the volume of the audience gradually increased.
Definition of GOAL KICK
On the web, there are several recent examples.Stuver kicked a long kick short and got the ball right back to his feet, only for Pepi to close him down and almost grab the ball away from him. —Jon Arnold, The Dallas Morning News, August 29, 2021 During an acrobatic kick, Schön managed to get behind Austin center back Jhohan Romaa, whose presence was enough for the center back to drive his clearing right into the winger. —Jon Arnold, The Dallas Morning News, August 29, 2021 After a goal kick by Honduras, the word was heard only once, and it was only faintly.
- Romero wrote an article for The Arizona Republic.
- On the 4th of July, 2021, Jon Arnold wrote for the Dallas News.
- Kevin Baxter wrote in the Los Angeles Times on June 18, 2021, The issues began on Sunday when many in the crowd continued to scream anti-gay slogans whenever Steffen or Horvath tried an agoal kick.
- It is most commonly heard after the opposition goalie makes an agoal kick in soccer.
- 28 April 2021: Scott Gleeson writes for USA TODAY.
- Please provide comments.
LAFC condemns derogatory goal-kick chant by fans
On April 29, 2018, fans gathered to celebrate the Los Angeles Football Club’s victory over the Seattle Sounders in the club’s inaugural match at the spanking new Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) In a joint statement released Monday, the Los Angeles Football Club and its supporters union expressed their displeasure with the use of an anti-gay slur by some fans during the team’s inaugural home game against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at Banc of California Stadium, which ended in a 1-0 victory.
- As part of their joint statement, LAFC president and owner Tom Penn and Josef Zacher, president of 3252, the umbrella body representing the supporters groups, asked all of the club’s fans and supporters to work together to hold each other accountable in order to remove this.
- It was Mexican national team fans that popularized the term, which is screamed at the opposition goalie every time he attempts a penalty kick.
- MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who was in attendance at Sunday’s game, stated at halftime that the league will not allow the usage of marijuana.
- “It’s not simply that we’re concerned about it.
- During the game, I chatted with the team’s ownership.
- And I have a strong belief that it will come to an end.” Currently, Kevin Baxter writes about soccer and other topics for the Los Angeles Times, where he has been employed for 24 years.
He has also contributed to three Pulitzer Prize-winning series at the Times and the Herald. In fifth grade, he authored an essay that was voted the best in the class. He’s got a really amazing dog.
What Mexican Fans Really Mean When They Chant Puto at the World Cup
In their inaugural match at the brand new Banc of California stadium in Los Angeles on April 29, 2018, the Los Angeles FC defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0. Gene Molina of the Los Angeles Times contributed to this article. In a joint statement released Monday, the Los Angeles Football Club and its supporters union expressed their displeasure at the use of an anti-gay slur by select fans during the team’s debut home game against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at Banc of California Stadium, which ended in a 1-0 win.
- ” As part of their joint statement, LAFC president and owner Tom Penn and Josef Zacher, president of 3252, the umbrella body representing the supporters clubs, asked all of the club’s fans and supporters to work together to hold one another responsible in order to remove this.
- It was Mexican national team fans that popularized the term, which is screamed at the opposition goalie anytime he takes a goal kick for his team.
- In a halftime statement during Sunday’s game, MLS Commissioner Don Garber stated that the league will not allow its usage.
- Over the course of the game, I’ve communicated with the ownership.
- Moreover, I am confident that it will come to an end.
- He has covered five World Cups, three Olympic Games, six World Series, and a Super Bowl, and he has contributed to three Pulitzer Prize-winning series for The New York Times and Miami Herald, among other publications.
- In fifth grade, he authored an essay that was voted the finest in the entire school.
Law 16 – The Goal Kick
IFAB Laws of the Game for the years 2021-22 It is necessary to give a goal kick when a player from the attacking side touches the ball for the last time and the ball crosses the goal line, whether on the ground or in the air, but no goal has been scored. Unless the ball enters the kicker’s goal directly, a goal kick may only be scored against the opposition team; however, if the ball does not enter the kicker’s goal and instead exits the penalty area, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing side.
- It is necessary for the ball to remain motionless and be kicked from any location within the goal area by a member of the opposing team
- When the ball is kicked and plainly moves, it is considered to be in play. Until the ball is in play, opposing players must remain outside the penalty area.
It is necessary that the ball remain stationary and that it be kicked from any location within the goal area by a member of the opposing team. When the ball is kicked and plainly moves, the ball is in play. Until the ball is in play, opponents must remain outside of the penalty area.
- A direct free kick is granted
- A penalty kick is awarded if the infraction happened inside the kicker’s penalty area, unless the kicker was the goalie, in which case an indirect free kick is awarded
- And a penalty kick is awarded if the offence occurred outside the kicker’s penalty area.
There are two types of free kicks: direct and indirect. A direct free kick is awarded if the offence occurs outside of the kicker’s penalty area; a penalty kick is awarded if the offence occurs inside of the kicker’s penalty area; and a penalty kick is awarded if the offence occurs outside of his or her own penalty area.
LAFC Fans Ruined Their Home Opener By Chanting “Puto” (F****t) Every Time The Goalie Touched The Ball
Obtainable from: The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) inaugurated a new chapter in the city’s sports scene on Sunday, defeating the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the inaugural match at Banc of California Stadium. The evening, however, was hampered by the appearance of the “puto” shout on goal kicks, which ruined the atmosphere. The slogan, which is often used by supporters of the Mexican national team, is a homophobic insult, and the Mexican football federation has been sanctioned by FIFA for using it against its opponents.
Los Angeles FC co-owner Tom Penn and Josef Zacher, president of the 3252 supporters section, issued a joint statement saying: “The attacking goal kick chant is inappropriate and does not represent what we stand for.” In order to eradicate this from Banc of California Stadium, we ask that all of our fans and supporters work together to hold one another accountable.” On Sunday, the Los Angeles Football Club Pride Republic organization called on the club to speak out against the chant as well.
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Football Club on their successful home debut this past weekend.
Perhaps a soccer club located in Los Angeles will finally help to bring the sport into the mainstream of American culture.
Whenever anything unusual happens in soccer, it appears that the only thing that can persuade people to pay attention is when something extraordinary happens in soccer.
On goal kicks last night, during the LAFC’s inaugural home game, the fans began shouting “puto” in support of the team.
Whatever the situation, yelling the term is considered offensive.
To my mind, this appears to be a quite straightforward situation.
Furthermore, just because something is a tradition does not imply that it should be maintained.
Please understand that I am not the bad word police and that I will not be losing any sleep over this.
Fifa is in agreement.
As I’ve stated previously, intent is crucial, and I don’t believe that the chant was intended to be hurtful to anyone.
Soccer is considered as sacrosanct in Mexico as religion, yet even faiths evolve with time, and soccer is no exception.
Bring this chant to a close and replace it with something more imaginative. Perhaps a snide remark about a particular individual. Thank you to the Los Angeles FC for issuing a statement, and we hope that more teams will follow their lead. If you’re interested, the time is 00:23.