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Chile sanctioned with fine and stadium ban for eighth bout of homophobic chanting

Tuesday, December 20th 2016 - 07:00 UTC
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Fifa hit Chile with a two-match stadium ban and a 30,000 Swiss franc (US$29,000) fine on Monday for a fresh bout of homophobic chanting by their fans. The Copa America champions are barred from playing at their Santiago home stadium for matches against Paraguay and Ecuador next year. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    The Chileans I know don't seem to be frightened about homosexuals.

    Perhaps it's a football thing, like having shit for brains.

    Dec 20th, 2016 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Voice

    How are they going to stop fans chanting...that's what fans do at football matches and where do you draw the line...?
    ...”We had joy we had fun, we had XXXX on the run, but the joy didn't last coz the Bastards were too fast...
    Illegitimate offspring...?..Casting aspersions...?

    Dec 20th, 2016 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Homophobia is still strong in Chile. It depends on the class, education and how religious the family is but it is still strong. I know of people that will never come out to their parents because it would bring shame on the family - an average middle-class family. The use of gay slurs is still common and a typical insult. In this respect I would say that Argentines are far more liberal thinking.

    Dec 21st, 2016 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jakesnake

    While some Chileans under the age of 30 are more open, you will still quite often hear “ese hueco blah blah blah” or “hueco culiao”, etc. In fact you'll hear it left and right in Chile. Machismo is still definitely a thing in Chile and will be for a long time.

    Dec 21st, 2016 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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