More FIFA Fines for Fan Homophobia
FIFA has issued its latest round of fines for incidents at qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup, and a number of nations received fines for fan homophobia.
All added up, it’s another CHF 225,000 for incidents during the September FIFA international break.
Brazil received a fine of CHF 20,000 for homophobic chants at their home qualifier against Colombia on September 6.
Chile received a fine of CHF 35,000 for homophobic chants at their home qualifier against Bolivia on September 6. The persistent issue in Chile also led to another future match to be removed from their national stadium.
El Salvador received a fine of CHF 45,000 for homophobic chants at their home qualifier against Mexico on September 2.
Honduras received two new fines. CHF 50,000 for a home qualifier against Canada on September 2 and CHF 15,000 for an away qualifier at Mexico on September 6.
Mexico oddly only received a warning for the September 2 qualifier in El Salvador, but then CHF 30,000 for the September 6 home qualifier against Honduras.
Peru received a CHF 30,000 fine for homophobic chants at a September 6 home qualifier against Ecuador.
(Swiss Francs are comparable to US Dollars.)
It’s time to start wondering when the stadium bans earned by Chile will spread to other federations. Is Mexico getting a pass for their attempts to handle the issue? We will have to see what sort of disciplinary action is taken following the next weekend of qualifiers in November.