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Five South American countries are facing fines because of soccer homophobia

FIFA Fines Anti-Gay Countries

18 January 2016

Over in South America five countries are facing fines from FIFA for the use of homophobic chants during soccer games.

Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay have been fined because of “insulting and discriminatory chants” by their fans during qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Chile is facing fines following incidents at four different matches and is hit the hardest with a fine of $70,000.

On the one hand FIFA has previously insisted that financial sanctions alone were not enough for cases of discrimination but on the other hand remains adamant to host World Cup events in homophobic countries with poor human rights records.

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