Monday, March 7, 2016

Anti-Gay Chants To Continue in FIFA Games

Anti-gay chants are expected to continue even if FIFA imposes fines on national teams caught doing so.

Last January 2016, FIFA fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for the alleged "insulting and discriminatory chants" during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

However, fans believed that it was a small price to pay as long as they are allowed to expressed their right to bash gays during matches. Chile's fine is the biggest at 70,000 Swiss francs (US$ 70,000) over cases at four different matches. The governing body imposed fines of 20,000 Swiss francs (US$ 20,000) on Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Proceedings continue against Honduras for what FIFA described as "apparent homophobic chants by its supporters."

But supporters doesn't mind paying the fines. FIFA can impose various disciplinary measures, which fans and football clubs would be willing to pay because the industry is generating millions of Euros anyway.

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