The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced new measures to prevent homophobic shouting in national team matches in both Mexico and the United States.
According to the federation, the measures will be implemented from the next two matches and will continue in force in all the home matches of the national team towards the World Cup.
The first consists of an access control for fans, who must register their ticket and personal data on a website. They will get a QR code that they will need to present along with an ID and ticket to enter.
Even if fans have a ticket, they must have registered in order to enter the stadium, according to the new rules.
As for security in the stadiums, they will increase the number of security guards trained “to identify and remove from the stadium those who affect acts of discrimination.”
Those who are removed from the stadium will not be able to attend the matches of the Mexican national team for 5 years, the FMF detailed.
“Those who are removed from the 🏟 will not be able to access matches of the Mexican National Team, organized by the @FMF, for the next five years.”
🎙 Yon de Luisa.#HechoDeLosMexicanos | #FMFporNuestroFútbol
— National Team (@miseleccionmx) January 17, 2022
He also said that “dynamics that promote healthy coexistence” will be implemented, although they can only be explained.
Last November, the Mexican soccer team received its seventeenth sanction from FIFA for the homophobic screams of its fans, consisting of a fine of $ 109,800 and two games behind closed doors.
“With these measures, added to the previous efforts, which we will continue to carry out, we seek to end discriminatory acts, to stop affecting our National Team and to punish the people responsible and not the majority of our fans, who already understood that the cry of ‘fuck’ does nothing but affect us all, “- said the president of the FMF, Yon de Luisa.
“We cannot tolerate discriminatory acts, we cannot play in empty stadiums, we cannot put at risk that the football authorities take away points from us, or affect our sports performance,” he insisted.
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