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Brazilian Football Confederation Is Fined for Fans' Homophobic Insults

11/04/2016 - 12h19

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FROM SÃO PAULO

On Thursday, November 3, Fifa, the world's governing body of soccer, announced that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) was fined yet again after fans yelled homophobic insults during matches of the Brazilian national team.

After the first fine given in September as punishment for fans calling Colombian goalkeeper Ospina a "faggot" in the Arena da Amazônia stadium, the CBF will have to pay twenty thousand Swiss francs (some R$ 66,000 -US$ 20,400-) as the fans behaved similarly during the match against Bolivia at the Arena das Dunas stadium in October.

The CBF received an additional fine of fifteen thousand Swiss francs (R$ 50,000 -US$ 15,400) as interviews were not held at the official sites in the match against Venezuela in Mérida five days later, also during the playoffs of the 2018 World Cup.

The Chilean and Argentine federations also were fined as fans scream homophobic insults during the same tournament. Since the beginning of the year, Fifa has fined several federations across the world for the homophobic insults.

Translated by THOMAS MUELLO

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