FIFA fines 5 countries for anti-gay chants in games

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ZURICH (AP) FIFA has fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for anti-gay chants by their national team’s fans.

FIFA says the “insulting and discriminatory chants” came during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

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Chile’s fine is the biggest at 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,000) over cases at four different matches. The governing body imposed fines of 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) on Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

FIFA added that “proceedings against the Honduras Football Association for apparent homophobic chants by its supporters are ongoing.”