Homophobia In Football

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How homophobia made number 24 taboo in Brazilian football
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How homophobia made number 24 taboo in Brazilian football

In the Brazilian men's first division, just four of the 20 teams currently have number 24s. Three are young players on their first professional contracts.

FIFA hand out punishments for bad behaviour to over 50 nations
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FIFA hand out punishments for bad behaviour to over 50 nations

A list of rulings by the disciplinary committee of the governing body of world football included the details of Hungary's punishment for racism by supporters and breaches of security including smoke bombs and blocked staircases in matches against England and Andorra.

Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threat
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Mexico tries to kick homophobic chant out of football with FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification under threat

Mexico is far from alone in struggling to deal with racist or homophobic insults shouted from the stands. But now, as a repeat offender, the country risks being banned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ligue 1: Players, managers and officials divided in French football's fight against homophobic banners and chants
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Ligue 1: Players, managers and officials divided in French football's fight against homophobic banners and chants

Prosecutors in Nice revealed on Thursday they had opened an investigation after Nice fans caused the suspension of Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat by Marseille by unleashing a volley of homophobic chants and banners that forced referee Clement Turpin to lead the players off the field

Ligue 1: Marseille win 2-1 at Nice as homophobic chants cause 10-minute stoppage in first half
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Ligue 1: Marseille win 2-1 at Nice as homophobic chants cause 10-minute stoppage in first half

Players from both teams were escorted from the pitch in the 28th minute following repeated appeals to Nice fans to stop homophobic chants of "Marseille are a bunch of queers" and "Go f*** yourself, Ligue 1".

Gay rights groups file legal complaints against former Manchester United player Patrice Evra over homophobic insults to PSG players
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Gay rights groups file legal complaints against former Manchester United player Patrice Evra over homophobic insults to PSG players

The complaint against Evra, for public insults of a homophobic nature, was lodged with the Paris public prosecutor by two groups, with the support of former amateur club Paris Foot Gay