Mexico‘s CONCACAF Nations League semifinal victory over Costa Rica at Denver’s Mile High stadium on Thursday was briefly halted and several other followers have been ejected following anti-gay chanting from supporters.
“Due to discriminatory chanting, the referee has stopped the match for up to three minutes,” a CONCACAF tweet learn. “This action is part of @Concacaf’s antidiscrimination protocol.”
The match was stopped for 3 minutes throughout stoppage time on the finish of the sport.
In the primary half of the #CNL Mexico vs Costa Rica semifinal match, stadium safety ejected a number of followers for discriminatory language after warnings have been made on the PA system #WhatsWrongIsWrong pic.twitter.com/14oLLoJ3f6
— Concacaf Nations League (@CNationsLeague) June 4, 2021
Mexico have struggled all year long to take care of stopping supporters from making anti-gay chants. In March, FIFA opened an investigation into anti-gay chanting from Mexico supporters throughout an Olympic qualifier in opposition to the Dominican Republic, earlier than a further probe for a qualifier in opposition to the United States.
Last week, Mexican Football Federation president Yon de Luisa mentioned the support of national team players will be critical to stamping out anti-gay chants throughout Mexico’s video games.
Mexico will face the United States within the closing on Sunday after the USMNT beat Honduras 1-0.