Brazil fined for homophobic chants at Copa America opener
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South America’s soccer body has fined Brazil $15,000 because of homophobic chants during Copa America’s opening match in Sao Paulo.
CONMEBOL informed the Brazilian soccer confederation on Thursday that it was being fined over the chants during Brazil’s 3-0 win against Bolivia.
Governing body FIFA has repeatedly fined the Brazilian soccer body for homophobic chants in local stadiums.
Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe heard the slurs several times during the earlier match at the Morumbi Stadium.
Homophobic chants were overlooked in South America until recently. They usually take place when the visiting goalkeeper runs to take a goal kick.
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