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The final between the United States and Mexico was halted after homophobic chants

The final between the United States and Mexico was halted after homophobic chants


Updated March 25, 2024 at 10:33 AM

There is a scandal in the Nations League final in the United States of America. Fans cause the game to be interrupted several times by chanting homophobic chants. In terms of sports, there are two former professional Bundesliga players of great importance.

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The final match of the CONCACAF Nations League between the United States and Mexico national soccer teams was stopped several times due to anti-gay chants from the fans. During the United States' victory in Arlington, Texas, the referee stopped the match several times in the final stage after the Mexican fans began cheering.

The Continental Association of North and Central America and the Caribbean said it condemned the discriminatory chants. Stadium security personnel identified a large number of participating fans and removed them from the stadium.

From a sporting standpoint, the match was decided by two former Bundesliga professionals. The host team's goals were scored by former Leipzig player Tyler Adams (45th minute) and Dortmund player Giovanni Reyna (63rd minute), who is currently on loan to Nottingham Forest. After Reina's goal, the celebrating US team was hit by objects thrown onto the field by fans. “We want a great atmosphere, but we don't want things being thrown at us,” coach Gregg Berhalter said. “That's dangerous, someone could get hurt.”

There is no disciplinary action yet

CONCACAF did not initially announce any disciplinary measures after the match was stopped. “It is very disappointing that this issue remains a problem in some games, especially given that in two years there will be a tremendous opportunity to further develop the sport in our region,” the federation said. The United States, Mexico and Canada will host the World Cup finals in 2026. (DPA/Friday)

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