FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by fans
Last Updated: 18/06/18 4:02pm
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after fans used an alleged homophobic chant in Sunday's 1-0 win over Germany.
Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute.
Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Widely considered a slur, some argue there is no discriminatory intent.
Mexico's football federation (FMF) has been repeatedly fined by FIFA over fans chanting the slur. In the past the FMF has appealed to supporters to refrain from using the chant.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport cancelled two fines against Mexico in November, ruling the chant was "insulting" but not meant to offend, though it left other fines in force.
Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a 1-0 win over world champions Germany in Moscow on Sunday.
They play South Korea in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday.