Swedish team gets 1-year ban for homophobic taunts
The management board of an amateur football club in Sweden has
suspended its entire team for one year after players allegedly
hurled homophobic remarks at opponents during a match last
Sorskogen team chairman Ketil Torp says the players denied
making such remarks at the Stockholm Snipers, a team that prides
itself for having members of different sexual orientations. He also
says the match referee didn’t hear the remarks.
Torp says the accusations were ”so severe” that the seventh
division players were ordered to face the club board immediately
after the game. The players, however, refused to do so and received
a 5,000 kronor ($758) fine from the local football association.
The players, aged between 25 and 30, have previously been
penalized for rude remarks and violence.