Thursday, January 14, 2016
FIFA Fines Five Countries Over Anti-Gay Chants
FIFA fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay on Wednesday for anti-gay chants by their national team's fans.
The "insulting and discriminatory chants" came during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup, FIFA said.
Chile's fine is the biggest at 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,000) over cases at four different matches. The governing body imposed fines of 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) on Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Proceedings continue against Honduras for what FIFA described as "apparent homophobic chants by its supporters."
The fines were imposed despite FIFA for several years insisting that financial sanctions alone were not enough for discriminatory cases.
(from ABC News)
Posted by Randy Slovacek at 10:30 AM