Russia: Mexico calls on 'nicer' fan support amid homophobic chant investigations

Mexico football player Marco Fabian commented on FIFA's decision to investigate alleged homophobic chants during their team's 1-0 victory over Germany, during a press conference on Tuesday in Khimki, Moscow Region. «They already reprimanded us yesterday as Mexicans because of the chant, I think it's a good moment to invite people to not do it, to support us in a different way,» Fabian said... Еще. Fabian called on fans to support the team in a «nicer» way, adding that it would be a pity if fans were banned from attending future games because of disciplinary measures. Sunday's chants seemed to have been directed at German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer while he took a goal kick. The word alleged to have been used is «puto,» which is a pejorative term in Spanish for male sex worker. Player Raul Jimenez also spoke at the presser, stating «from the beginning we have come with this intention to win every match, this is what we want.» The Mexican team was seen training ahead of its game against South Korea on June 23. The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

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