FIFA clears Mexico in case of homophobic chanting. No punishment.
1. UPDATE — June 23, 5:00 p.m. ET
2. FIFA has cleared Mexico in an investigation of its country’s fans allegedly chanting homophobic slurs during their matches against Cameroon and Brazil, the New York Times reports.
5. FIFA opened the investigation last week after it was reported that Mexican supporters were heard chanting “puto,” which is slang for “fag,” “man-whore,” or “coward,” during the team’s first two World Cup games.
6. FIFA says it “takes a firm, zero-tolerance stance against any form of discrimination and racism.” FIFA’s disciplinary committee said Sunday it was opening an investigation against German fans who wore blackface to Germany’s match vs. Ghana.
Instagram user selma_slim, who attended the World Cup, uploaded the picture on Saturday with the caption: “So far I’ve counted 8 Germans in black face. Worst, people are lining up to take pictures with them. Poor form, #Germany. #racism #racists #worldcup”