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MEXICO CITY (AP) An anti-gay slur that Mexican soccer officials are trying to
eradicate at national team games has now made an appearance on the floor of the
Videos posted online Friday showed lawmakers Nick Boyle
Jersey , both men and women, chanting the slur at least twice as
Mario Ariel Juarez of the leftist Morena party was speaking at the dais.
Various Mexican media outlets reported that the chants came from lawmakers of
the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
Juarez was denouncing alleged PRI corruption in the State of Mexico.
Afterward he blew kisses to those jeering him.
PRI lawmaker Jorge Carlos Ramirez Marin, who was presiding over the session,
reminded those present that the chamber’s code of ethics calls for
West Jersey , decorum and avoiding vulgar expressions.
Soccer fans in Mexico typically use the chant, which translates as ”male
prostitute,” to insult opposing goalkeepers as they kick off. Widely considered
a slur, it also has defenders who argue there’s no discriminatory intent.
”I understand why the crowd chants and I don’t think the interpretation made
internationally is right. … This doesn’t mean what people think it means,”
national soccer team coach Juan Carlos Osorio Mike
Wallace Jersey , a Colombian, said this summer through a
First popularized in Mexican stadiums, the chant was heard on the global
stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has since spread to fans of some other
countries in the Americas.
Mexico was fined at least eight times for the chants during the recent World
Cup qualifying campaign, and other Latin American nations have also been
sanctioned. In June, soccer’s world governing body Eric Weddle
Jersey , FIFA, warned Mexico about fan conduct at the
The Mexican Soccer Federation has enlisted players in a publicity campaign to
discourage the chants, but to little or no discernible effect.
In a Thursday column published by the cultural website Remezcla,
Mexican-American journalist Gustavo Arellano wrote that the stadium chants ”will
never go away.”
”It’s Mexico’s Confederate flag – a nasty part of our supposed heritage that
no outsider can ever tell us is wrong, and that we grip onto even tighter when
they tell us it is Matt Judon
Jersey ,” Arellano said.
The chant was also heard during kickoffs at an NFL game played in Mexico
City’s Azteca Stadium last November between the Houston Texans and the Oakland