El Tri aims to show Mexicans are better than ‘Puto’ chant
It’s past time to put an end to the chant. It’s past time to demonstrate to the rest of the world that Mexican national team supporters are more than their homophobic “Puto!” cry. Make no mistake about what El Tri fans mean or could mean when they cry “Puto!” Don’t get caught up in the intricacies of what they mean or might mean. Yes, there are several alternative interpretations for the term. If it is used in the feminine form in Spanish’s gendered nouns, it might be interpreted as prostitute.
It might also be interpreted as f—ing.
During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Mexican Soccer Federation was fined by FIFA when supporters shouted a racial insult at them during a game.
Mexico’s men’s national team is, in many respects, the most popular team in the whole continent of America.
- The support for the United States national team does not compare to that of Mexico.
- Mexico is never properly treated as a road team in the United States, regardless of whether they are facing a team from Europe, Africa, South America, or the United States.
- If Mexican supporters continue to shout, FIFA has threatened to penalize the country’s soccer association.
- If it continues, the officials may decide to call a halt to the game.
“Don’t forget who we are”
Time has come for the chant to be put down. Showing the world that Mexican national team supporters are better than their homophobic “Puto!” chant is an excellent way to start. Make no mistake about what El Tri fans mean or possibly mean when they shout “Puto!” Don’t get hung up on the words of what they are saying. To be sure, the word may be used in several ways. Using it in the feminine form in the gendered nouns of Spanish might imply that it is a prostitution ring. It’s possible that the masculine form is a euphemism for cowardice in this context.
- It’s also a homophobic slur, which is why Mexican soccer supporters should refrain from yelling it while their opponents take goal kicks on the field of play.
- As a result of FIFA’s threats, the FMF has launched efforts in Mexico and the United States to bring the chanting to a close.
- Even when they play against the United States national team, they are frequently the home team in the country.
- Throughout the United States, El Tri typically sells out the largest stadiums in major cities like as Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, and Dallas.
- At AT T Stadium in Dallas, where the Cowboys play, the cry is as common as it is at Mexico’s Estadio Azteca, where they both play.
- Furthermore, FIFA has granted referees the right to briefly halt matches in order to kick specific supporters who use the slur..
After a period of time, officials may decide to call a halt to proceedings. México is attempting to get its message over in time for its current tour, which begins on Saturday against Iceland at AT T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Puto chant tradition not worth passing along
The Los Angeles Tribe’s home games in the Los Angeles Coliseum and Rose Bowl were a highlight of my childhood. Every single one of El Tri’s World Cup matches was shown live on television. That affection has been handed down to my children. I’ve always felt secure watching El Tri, whether it was in NRG Stadium in Houston, AT T Stadium in Dallas, Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, or the Rose Bowl or Coliseum in Los Angeles. I’m curious whether homosexual supporters got the same sense of security every time the majority of the audience chanted “Ehhhhhhhhh…
- As a result, it is frequently used in public to frighten and harass homosexual males.
- We should be able to do better than this.
- De Luisa wants Mexican fans to be aware of the stakes in this match.
- In Mexico, they are regarded as national heroes.
- Kids pay attention to them, for better or ill.
El Tri stars pivotal to campaign
In order for this to happen, de Luisa believes the players must give a clear message to the team that they are playing with their careers, playing with their aspirations, and that they are directly harming their idols if they do so. This is impacting many people, many individuals because something that could be amusing or that we believe… would be fun only for a second to shout “puto” is affecting many, many people. And it is now having a negative impact on the players in particular. When we spoke to our players on the national team, they all responded affirmatively, stating, ‘Yes, please include me in the campaign.’ I’m interested in becoming a part of the campaign.
Due to the fact that it starts with the players and finishes with the players.” Unfortunately, it is not that simple.
It is our responsibility as Mexican Americans to join forces with our Mexican brothers and sisters, primos and primas, and other friends to do the right thing.
Mexico’s “Puto” Chant Won’t Ever Go Away, No Matter What FIFA Does
Although “No Soy Monedita de Oro” is a popular song in Mexico, it is not typically seen as a national image in the same way as, for example, “El Rey” or thehimno nacional are. The Cuco Sánchez composition, on the other hand, is possibly the greatest way to explain why Mexican soccer supporters will continue to cry “Ehhhh, puto!” during matches until El Tri wins the FIFA World Cup—which is to say, till the end of time. After singing, “I’m a piece of stone that can’t be aliased/For more than a thousand talles and a thousand talles,” Sánchez boasts that his rough edges will never be smoothed out, before launching into his famous chorus: “I’m no monedita de oro/Pa’ caerles bien a todos.” To put it another way, “IDGAF what you think.” There are elements of Mexican exceptionalism and a sense of doom bundled together in this three-minute symphony of self-pity.
After hearing that the Mexican national soccer team will be fined by FIFA for what felt like the hundredth time this year for fan use of the “puto” cry during a qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct.
Outsiders are still amazed at how adamant Mexican fans are about avoiding using the slur, and El Tri players like as Chicharrito have filmed video PSAs pleading with supporters not to use the slur.
“OUR children are listening,” says the CONCACAF, which has played messages during games to warn everyone to be courteous since “OUR children are listening.” Teams in Liga MX have even gone so far as to attempt to bribe fans with promises of university scholarships and funding for primary schools if they will refrain from chanting during games.
- It’s the Confederate flag of Mexico, a heinous part of our purported tradition that no outsider can ever tell us is wrong.
- We are talking about Mexico’s Confederate flag, which is a nefarious part of our purported heritage that no outsider can ever tell us is incorrect, and that we cling to even more tightly when they do tell us it is.
- The slogan’s genesis story is frequently given as follows: Club Atlas fans made up the chant to taunt goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez, who had begun his famous career with the club, when he returned as a player of crosstown rival Chivas de Guadalajara in the 1990s.
- Chivas fans embraced Sanchez when he returned to Guadalajara in 2007 as a member of Santos Laguna, according to Sanchez, who acknowledges that he was the inspiration for the song but blames it on the fans of the Chivas.
When I looked for the earliest newspaper citation about “puto” usage during a Mexican soccer game, I came across one in the April 19, 2004 edition of the Mexico City newspaperReforma, which described a match between Necaxa and Veracruz in Aguascalientes in which Veracruz coach Tomás Boy shoved a ball boy in the face.
Regardless of its origin, the slogan has gained popularity among Mexicans for a specific reason: it is effective on numerous levels throughout the country.
Until the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when a slew of think pieces from sports writers, conservative blowhards, and political analysts alike surfaced, portraying Mexican supporters as homophobic Neanderthals, the cry had not gained much attention in the United States.
Continued chastisement just strengthens their determination to carry out the plan, since it plays into the worst aspects of the Mexican character.
Reading the justifications that Mexican fans offer–that “puto” does not actually mean “faggot,” but rather something more like to “bitch” or “fucker,” as if those meanings are any better–reads like every other excuse Mexicans have ever provided for the shortcomings of theirpaisano heroes throughout history.
As a result, they chant.
“If they don’t want me, there’s no way.” As a result, Mexican fans may enjoy their “puto.” Aside from that, it’s the most remarkable aspect of a football culture in which the national team has never advanced past the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals, whose club teams would be perennial contenders for relegation in Europe’s top leagues, and whose most famous team (Chivas) employs a jingoistic, “All Mexican” hiring strategy that would make Donald Trump proud.
But just don’t take it away from me.
Then-new-for-Americans scandal and its defenders prompted her to write on her blog, joking that ESPN had to launch its broadcast with “possibly, the first trigger warning given in sports broadcast history.” But, in the end, all of the commotion came to a predictable conclusion: Mexico was defeated.
‘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.”
What Mexican Fans Really Mean When They Chant Puto at the World Cup
After the Mexico vs. Croatia FIFA World Cup match, Mexican supporters erupted in applause. Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images contributed to this image. If you paid careful attention during Mexico’s play against Croatia on Monday, you could have heard fans of El Tri chanting the Spanish wordputo during goal kicks during the game. Contrary to popular belief, the term puto does not refer to a point or a punt. It is true that the phrase is an obvious anti-gay slur, albeit one that is fairly grammatically clever, which is why its usage by Mexican supporters has been so contentious during this World Cup in Russia.
Despite promises to the contrary, ESPN did not tone down the slur during their broadcast on Monday night.
To divert the opposition team’s goalkeeper’s attention away from his duties, fans yellputo, which loosely translates as “gay prostitute,” at him.
A very particular homophobic double-entendre is being used in this instance, playing on the notion of allowing someone to “score a goal on you.” To score a goal in Spanish is referred to as “meter un gol.” That literally translates as “to put a goal in,” therefore when a goaltender fails to do his or her duty properly, hedejó que se la metieran, or “allowed someone to stick it in,” is used.
- FIFA is shrugging its shoulders in this issue since, while the Mexican cry is plainly insulting, it is not an explicitfaggot (or maricón in this instance).
- According to others, faggot and homosexual whore are not nearly the same thing, despite the fact that the venom of their intentions is difficult to distinguish.
- The most straightforward answer would be to outlaw all versions of the p-word.
- The English equivalent forputais alsofuck, since it may be conjugated in a variety of ways that are comparable to the Spanish.
- “This fucking cold”:este puto fro (this fucking cold).
- Forbiddingputa, like forbiddingfuck, is a complete and utter moron.
- We are not, of course, going to eliminate the terms eitherputaorputofrom everyday speech.
- A part of me wants to think that something was lost in translation and that, if FIFA truly understood and felt the insult, it would respond differently than it has thus far.
- The Mexican team’s officials, on the other hand, are well-versed in the language of putomeans.
- When it comes to societal dialogues that lead to change, sports can be a powerful tool, as we’ve seen with the way the NBA handled the Donald Sterling situation with the Clippers or the rising outrage over the name of a particular Washington NFL club.
But they chose not to. Instead, they decided to accept the term as a part of their cultural heritage. We shouldn’t have to rely on a FIFA judgment to tell us that something is wrong, but it would have been a step in the right way if it had happened.
Explaining the homophobic chant that has Mexico’s soccer federation in hot water with FIFA
Several times, the Mexican soccer organization has been sanctioned by FIFA, the international regulatory body, for a homophobic slogan used by its fans during national team matches. As part of the latest punishment meted out by FIFA, the team will be required to play two of its home World Cup qualifiers in 2022 without the support of its supporters.
What is the homophobic chant?
When an opponent goalkeeper puts the ball into play on a goal kick, Mexican national team fans gather together in unison to yell a homophobic slur (“p—,” which roughly translates to “gay prostitute”) in Spanish, a tradition that is thought to have developed among fans in the early 2000s. The shout is intended to terrify both the goalkeeper and the opposition team, according to legend. When used by supporters at a sports stadium, the argument has been that the phrase has numerous cultural meanings in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, and that it is not intended to be homophobic slur.
- The fact that it is a disparaging phrase that is insulting to the LGBT community cannot be ignored.
- “It is not the intention with which you yell or chant that is important.
- “If somebody believes that it is a discriminating conduct, then it is not something that should be brought up in a discussion.
- If anything is discriminatory, it should be avoided.” MORE:Mexican soccer authorities fear that they may face harsher penalties in the future.
The world body has made it clear that it will be cracking down on racism and homophobia in the game around the world — Hungary was fined in 2017 for a homophobic chant directed at Cristiano Ronaldo — and that the teams whose supporters engage in discriminatory behavior will bear the consequences of their actions.
What is Mexico doing about the homophobic chant?
When an opponent goalkeeper puts the ball into play on a goal kick, Mexican national team fans gather together in unison to yell a homophobic slur (“p—,” which roughly translates to “gay prostitute”) in Spanish, a behavior that is thought to have begun among fans in the early 2000s. The cry is intended to scare both the goalkeeper and the opposition team, according to the rules of the game. For years, the argument went like this: the phrase has numerous cultural meanings in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking nations, and when used by supporters in a stadium, it is not intended to be a homophobic slur.
- That has been made very obvious by FIFA and anti-discrimination organizations, and the Mexican soccer federation (FMF) has also acknowledged it and is taking appropriate measures.
- How the other person perceives it is important “Yon de Luisa, the president of the Mexican federation, spoke to the media in 2021 about the organization’s goals.
- The issue is no longer up for discussion.
- READ MORE: It is the FMF’s intention to work in collaboration with soccer authorities and match organizers to eliminate the chant from its matches, with the understanding that failing to do so might result in an escalation of sanctions from FIFA.
- Step 1: Match cancellation with a warning to spectators
- Step 2: The contest is suspended, and the players are moved to the locker room. Step 3: The match is abandoned.
In the short period of time since the new restrictions were implemented, they have begun to have some effect, but in some towns and stadiums, supporters have continued to defy the new rules. It will most likely take more time for the chant to be completely eliminated, but the Mexican football federation will hope that this does not come at the expense of competitive point deductions or even expulsion from official tournaments such as the World Cup, which Mexican officials believe is a real possibility if the problem continues.
FIFA sanctions for homophobic chants
The slogan has been used by Mexican fans at club and national team games since the early 2000s, but it garnered international attention during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Despite mounting disapproval, it made a triumphant reappearance four years later at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Mexico’s unexpected victory over Germany in the final. Since 2015, the Mexican football federation has been penalized by FIFA on a number of occasions, with the number of instances becoming impossible to keep track of.
- However, the severity of the consequences is increasing.
- The sentence included a $65,000 fine and two official home matches played behind closed doors in the following months.
- Also in connection with homophobic chanting by Mexican supporters at a friendly against Iceland in Arlington, Texas, in May 2021, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee started a second investigation against the country.
- It is also unclear whether any disciplinary punishment would be taken in response to the shouts during Mexico’s participation in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final in June 2021, which will be broadcast live on ESPN.
- “Fining players, playing one or two games behind closed doors — which is what we’re concerned about today, along with the fine — deducting points, losing matches, and being barred from participating in a competition or tournament are all possibilities.
- That is the current state of affairs.” The chant resurfaced during Mexico’s opening 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup group match against Trinidad and Tobago in Dallas, resulting in a stoppage in play as per protocol, as well as a stern warning from CONCACAF to fans.
There were indications that the severe FIFA punishment may have helped change fan behavior when exhibition matches played by Mexico’s senior national team on June 12, June 30 and July 3 unfolded without incident.
What You Need to Know About the ‘Puto’ Chant (spoiler: Don’t Use It)
Major League Soccer is strangely determined to get the common cry of “You Suck, Asshole” removed from their stadiums, despite widespread opposition. However, during goal kicks, spectators have begun chanting something else, which is perhaps much worse than before. In Issue Ten of The Blizzard, Nicolas Poppe examines an intriguing trend: the increasing adoption of the “Puto” chant in casual conversation. The cry, which is widely used in Mexico, has just recently begun to acquire popularity in the United States.
- He was correct, but the situation has only gotten worse since then.
- FIFA conducted an investigation and found no evidence of misconduct, but, sigh, does it really matter that much?
- Vicefeatured a rather briefsoundbites debateabout the word.
- chicanoLGBT ally, to analyse this argument from a language, cultural, and practical point of view.
- When translated from Spanish into English, the termputameans prostitute.
- In this case, the termputo refers to a male prostitute in the masculine gender.
- But here’s where things get tricky, because this is a cultural issue: Who knows how many female Johns there are in the world.
As a result, aputoisde factoa guy who engages in sexual encounters with other men in exchange for money.
I grew up in the United States, where I learned to speak macho Spanish, but I’ve also lived and worked in Spain, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Have you received a large tax bill from Uncle Sam recently?
Is it possible that your employer just gave you a crappy assignment?
Putois is thus used in a similar way to the words “bloody” in the United Kingdom and “fucking” in the United States, among other places.
The chant is only a reflection of the ugliness of the language reality that exists in Latin America and Spain.
And here’s when things get strange: As concerned activists, what do you do when confronted with a heterosexist phrase that has become so ingrained in society that its meaning is arguably no longer accurate?
who maintains the great websiteFutbol de Cafe, it became evident that the typicalEl Trifan does not mean “gay” or “queer,” but rather “coward.” And that has some basis in terms of the situation.
Consequently, do words have diverse meanings for different individuals and in different contexts?
However, I find the connotation of “puto” with “coward” to be much more troublesome.
It brings back memories of my childhood, when the term “gay” was occasionally used in place of the word “dumb.” Tolerance.
Theputochant is a type of bigotry and homophobia, and the speakers should be educated rather than reprimanded for their actions.
And then a curious thing happened: I stopped hearing that particular term in my immediate vicinity.
Couldn’t we simply have a wonderful Michelada and shoutpendejoinstead of shoutingputo when a goalie kicks a hopeless long ball forward instead of doing so?
If you can’t explain to someone who is quietly heterosexist why they are being hurtful, you have little prospect of altering their behavior or attitudes. Don’t transform a potential ally into a potential adversary. And, of course, don’t hold your breath for the FIFA World Cup to begin.
Anti-gay slur means no home fans for Mexico World Cup qualifiers
Despite years of penalties and warnings, the international governing body for soccer (FIFA) has imposed a more severe punishment on Mexico’s national soccer organization for homophobic remarks hurled by fans of the national team, El Tri, on Friday. The Mexican men’s national soccer team will play its next two home CONCACAF World Cup qualification matches in venues that are completely devoid of spectators. The matches affected will be the qualifiers against Jamaica on September 2nd and the games against Canada on October 7th.
- The rationale for FIFA’s moves stemmed from fan protests that took place during two Olympic qualifying games last month.
- The shout erupted so frequently during Mexico’s shootout victory over Costa Rica on June 3 that the game was momentarily halted for safety reasons.
- These most recent occurrences are the most recent manifestation of a pattern that has been in place for some time.
- As a result, the Mexican Football Federation has sought to reach out to fans directly by making announcements at stadiums around the country.
- These attempts have been hampered by previous contradicting signals that have come from club and federation authorities, as well as from the media, which have justified a poisonous fan culture in recent years.
- After being penalized for improper behaviour at one match during the 2018 World Cup, Mexico’s fans were absolved of identical claims by FIFA during another encounter during the same tournament.
- Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Futbol) There is a great lot of dismay and concern among El Tri supporters on Twitter about the potential consequences of future penalties.
- Future penalties, according to de Luisa, may include exclusion from the 2022 World Cup and the loss of the right to host matches at the 2026 World Cup with the United States and Canada, according to a statement made after the FIFA sanctions were imposed.
Mexicans question all the fuss over anti-gay chants at World Cup matches
Mexico City is a city that has a lot of history. Mexican soccer supporters descended in Russia for the World Cup in droves, bringing with them a fervent support for a team that is notorious for stalling out in the sport’s most prestigious competition. Their slogan, which is chanted from the stands during the opposition’s goal kicks, is also well-known among the fans. The cry, which contains a homophobic slur, may be heard often at stadiums around Mexico. Fans, on the other hand, have taken the “custom” abroad, yelling it throughout this month’s World Cup matches against Cameroon and Brazil.
Univision, a Spanish-language broadcaster, has muffled the sound during goal kicks in Mexico games this season.
With regard to the phrase used, Alejandro Brito Lemus, director of the Mexican magazine Letra S, which covers HIV/AIDS and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) problems, says, “It’s utterly homophobic.” He is referring to the word “homophobic.” In recent years, Mexico has made small but significant strides in the protection of LGBTQ rights.
- Similarly, in several states, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of labor unions, and tolerance has become increasingly popular in big cities.
- Many people in Mexico are unsurprised by the controversy and claim that they have built a wall between the soccer stadium and the street.
- This chant is not “racist,” according to her.
- Brito and other members of Mexico’s LGBTQ community, on the other hand, believe the remark to be serious business in a country with a longstanding machista tradition.
- The political historian Ilán Semo of the Iberoamerican University believes that when one team’s fans yell at the other team’s goaltender, they are hoping for him to make a mistake.
- However, using a homophobic term, even if it is not intended to imply that one believes someone is homosexual, does not make it acceptable, according to Brito, who believes that it is not.
“More than thinking of a homosexual, the connotation is one of timidity….” “However, it is the other person who is being timid and lacking in bravery,” he claims.
According to Mexican media, the slogan originated in Guadalajara with the underachieving Atlas team, which is well-known for itsbarra, or boisterous youthful supporters, who turn up to each and every home games. The chant gained popularity at the 2004 pre-Olympic qualification competition, which was also known for another slogan: “We want to go to the Olympics!” Some Mexico fans chanted, “Osama, Osama,” at the United States goalie, in an attempt to unsettle him by making a reference to the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States.
- Angeles, the objectionable comment, which is presently under investigation by FIFA, “was perhaps the nicest thing said at the United States goalkeeper” during the 2004 tournament.
- FIFA is also investigating allegations of homophobic remarks made by Brazilian supporters, as well as allegations of anti-Semitic banners being shown during games this month in Croatia and Russia.
- Los Angeles claims that FIFA is looking into this type of stuff as a diversion from its own problems because the organization is “so.
- FIFA has the right to penalize the Mexican national team by subtracting points from their final standing because of their supporter conduct.
Change on the horizon?
Mexico takes on Croatia on Monday in a match that the team must win or draw in order to move to the second round — however if FIFA deducts points from Mexico as a result of its inquiry into the chanting, El Tricoulte may be forced to miss the post-season. Some commentators are concerned that, even if FIFA punishes Mexico fans, prohibiting the slogan would merely exacerbate the situation. “It will be yelled with rage and behind people’s backs, and it will be more violently expressed if it is prohibited,” lawyer and human rights campaigner Antonio Martnez said on his personal blog.
Martnez, “Call me crazy, but I don’t feel indirectly insulted or discriminated against by the yell.” Brito is also doubtful that enforcing rules against fan conduct in this manner would have the desired long-term effect on the situation.
Mexico facing more sanctions over homophobic chants following Gold Cup win over Canada
It is necessary for Mexico to win or draw against Croatia on Monday in order to move to the second round – yet El Tricould be eliminated from the playoffs if FIFA deducts points from the country as the result of its inquiry into the chanting. The prohibition of the word, some analysts fear, would simply exacerbate issues even if FIFA punishes Mexico fans. On his personal blog, lawyer and human rights activist Antonio Martnez stated, “Prohibiting it will cause it to be yelled with rage and behind people’s backs, and it will be more radically.” According to Mr.
According to Brito, “it’s part of a culture, and it’s not going away by edict.” “It’s definitely preferable to think of a cultural solution, raising awareness, and launching an educational campaign – something that is more pedagogical than punishing,” says the author.
- Mexico takes on Croatia on Monday in a match that the team must win or draw in order to move to the second round — however if FIFA deducts points from Mexico as a result of its inquiry into the chanting, El Tricoulte may be forced to miss the post-season tournament. Some experts are concerned that, even if FIFA sanctions Mexico fans, prohibiting the slogan would simply exacerbate the situation. “It will be yelled with rage and behind people’s backs and more radically if it is prohibited,” lawyer and human rights campaigner Antonio Martnez said on his own blog. “Call me crazy, but the yell didn’t make me feel insulted or discriminated against in any way,” Mr. Martnez adds. Brito is also doubtful that enforcing rules against fan conduct in this manner would have the desired long-term effect on the behavior of fans. According to Brito, “it’s part of a culture, and it’s not going to be ended by edict.” “It’s probably preferable to think of a cultural solution, public awareness, and an educational campaign — something that is more pedagogical than punishing.”
What is the chant?
According to legend, Mexico fans invented the cry in the early 2000s, when they yelled a homophobic epithet before an opposing goalie was about to attempt a penalty kick. The behavior is said to be designed to scare and distract competitors, with supporters arguing that the phrases have different cultural meanings, although there have been repeated requests for them to cease such activities. Yon de Luisa, the president of the Mexican federation, stated earlier in 2021: “It is not the motive with which you yell or scream that is important.
If somebody believes that it is a discriminating conduct, then it is not something that should be brought up in a discussion.
If anything is discriminatory, it should be avoided.”
What action have FIFA taken?
The Mexican Football Federation was fined $65,000 and ordered to play two official home matches behind closed doors in June 2021 after homophobic chanting were heard during an Olympic qualifying match. Additionally, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee launched an investigation against Mexico following a friendly against Iceland in Arlington, Texas, in May, during which the same songs were shouted. An additional nation to have been punished is Hungary, which was hit with a fine in 2017 after fans hurled homophobic comments at Cristiano Ronaldo from the stands.
Will further action be taken?
Mexico has already been punished on many times, with the shout in issue being heard during both the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, and further sanctions are expected in the near future, according to reports. When asked about the disciplinary sanctions that FIFA is considering, De Luisa responded, “I’d want to remind you of the disciplinary measures that FIFA is discussing.” “Fines are the first step, followed by playing one or two games behind closed doors — which is exactly what we’re concerned with today, along with the fine — deduction of points, losing matches and exclusion from a championship or tournament, and relegation for clubs.
That is the current state of affairs.” It is unclear whether any punishments would be enforced ahead of the Gold Cup final, which will take place on Sunday and will pit Mexico against the United States.
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