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Mexico fans’ homophobic chant at AT&T Stadium delays Concacaf Nations League Final

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In another instance of fans of the Mexican National Team using a chant containing a homophobic slur, the Concacaf Nations League final at AT&T Stadium was paused multiple times on Sunday.

The United States won 2-0 over Mexico in Arlington, but the result was overshadowed by Mexico fans’ chant that was shouted often towards the end of the match.

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The match was first paused during the 87th minute. After a brief delay play resumed, but the chants started again causing the game to be paused once more during stoppage time in the second half.

Concacaf posted a statement on Twitter/X where they “condemned the discriminatory chanting”. The statement also noted that, “It is extremely disappointing that this matter continues to be an issue at some matches.”

Former USMNT player and current Apple TV commentator for the MLS Taylor Twellman chimed in on Twitter/X after the conclusion of the match. Twellman criticized Concacaf’s protocol for the chants and seemingly called for closed-door games.

The Mexican soccer federation has been in court, as recently as last month, appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over FIFA’s imposing of fines for the fans’ homophobic chants during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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