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Mexico Coach Defends Use of Anti-Gay Slur by World Cup Fans

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Football Against Racism Europe has contacted the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) after fans allegedly chanted the abusive term “puto”, the Spanish word for a male prostitute, "fag" or "coward", and a derogatory term for gay men, during Mexico’s win over Cameroon on June 13.

Mexican soccer coach Miguel Herrera has said that the slur, chanted by fans during opposition goal kicks, is “not that bad.” Speaking to The Christian Science Monitor, Mexican soccer fan Javier Ángeles argued that “puto” is used to point out cowardice and not to imply sexual preference.

However, according to Alejandro Brito Lemus, the director of the Mexican magazine Letra S, which covers LGBTQI issues, the use of the term by fans is “completely homophobic.”

Mexico is now under an investigation by FIFA. In a statement, the international governing body for soccer said:

“We encourage individuals and groups such as FARE to submit any evidence in their possession with regard to discriminatory behavior for the analysis and consideration of the FIFA disciplinary committee.”

FIFA is also looking into allegations of homophobic slurs by Brazilian fans, as well the use of anti-Semitic banners by Croatian and Russian fans.

Although FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff have pledged to use the World Cup as a platform against racism and discrimination, it has been argued that FIFA’s actions are hypocritical as it has awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar, despite human rights abuses in those countries and Russia’s 2013 decision to pass anti-gay laws.

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Motorcycle-Riding Homophobe Has a Very Bad Day: VIDEO

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KRON-4 news' segment "People Behaving Badly," hosted by Stanley Roberts, found a perfect specimen in a motorcycle-riding jerk who blatantly disobeyed traffic laws.

Driving the wrong way down a one-way street near the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge, the guy notices he is being filmed and proceeds to yell a string of insults and curse words at Roberts, eventually telling him, "Go f*** yourself!" Roberts replies that that might be difficult and the man screams back, "Get your boyfriend to do it for you."

In the end, police caught it all on tape and the perpetrator gets a ticket.

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Vine Kiss Prankster Owned By John Stamos: WATCH

JohnStamosKissWe've seen John Stamos cuddle with Bob Saget, and we've seen his kisses auctioned off for a good cause, but now it seems like the former "Full House" hunk just genuinely loves kissing men (or at least pulling off a good prank). Vine superstar Jerome Jarre has become most famous for unexpectedly smooching other people and seeing how they react. A recent attempt, however, left the shocked Jarre with a mouthful of Stamos and a lot of unwarranted anti-gay backlash.

Gay.net reports:

Jarre posted the video to his 6.1 million followers on Vine with the tongue in cheek (pun intended) caption: “KISSPRANK BACKFIRED - CHILDHOOD RUINED - #FULLHOUSE #FULLMOUTH w/ John Stamos.”

He expected the same light, fun comments he usually gets on videos. Instead, his comment feed was littered with homophobic statements. “Gay. Unfollowed,” reads one. “God made Adam and Even not Adam and Steve,” reads another.

"I am receiving death threats now, but I would not delete this Vine for anything in the world," Jarre told Mashable in an interview.

Rather than give into the gay panic, Jarre opted to create a new video, revealing he has a "beautiful girlfriend" and then smooching fellow Vine user Nicholas Megalis. The best part? Megalis is done up in some particularly unconvincing drag.

"I'm sick of seeing kids being bullied for living their lives. Ignorance is so dangerous," Megalis told Mashable. "And as someone who makes things, it is my job to make something I actually believe in. And I believe in this. Gay, straight, alien. Doesn't mean shit. Love is love is love."

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FIFA Investigating Anti-Gay Slurs Used By Mexico and Brazil World Cup Fans

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FIFA, the governing body in charge of the World Cup, has started disciplinary proceedings against Mexico and Brazil after fans were reportedly heard on TV broadcasts chanting ¡Puto!" at opposing players during Tuesday’s match up.

“Puto” translates to “fag,” “man-whore,” or “coward” and is often used as a derogatory term for a gay male.

The London Telegraph reports:

Piara Powar, executive director of Fare and a member of Fifa’s anti-racism task force, told The Telegraph: “It seems that some fans of some countries will take their hatred halfway around the world. These images need to be acted on urgently.

“The levels of homophobic abuse at some matches is also totally unacceptable. There is some rapid education required before it begins to run out of control.

“Fifa has some strong regulations in place and we hope they use them. Zero tolerance is the approach set out. It is what is required here.”

Under FIFA's disciplinary code, Brazil and Mexico could escape with a warning for what would be classed as a first offence but could also be punished by having to play a game behind closed doors. Subsequent or more serious offenses can result in a deduction of points or expulsion from a competition.

 Outsports adds:

CONAPRED, the Mexican federal body charged with tackling discriminationroundly condemned the use of "puto" at soccer matches, saying correctly: "Seeking to eliminate this practice is not trying to stifle free expression, but avoid the normalization of sexism, machismo and homophobia, understanding that the full exercise of all freedom has to be done in respect to the rights of third parties, without discrimination."


British Rugby Player Banned Five Matches for Homophobic Slur

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British rugby player Zak Hardaker was punished with a five-match ban for calling a player a "f--king fag" in late May, the Daily Mail reports:

The 22-year-old England international was also fined £300 by a Rugby Football League independent disciplinary tribunal which sat for almost four hours in Leeds.

Hardaker, who was represented by his club's legal team, was charged with a grade E offence, which carries a suspension of between four and eight matches, after his offensive comments were spotted on television during Leeds' 24-6 defeat by Warrington 11 days ago.

Hardaker last week issued an apology for his comments, admitting he used inappropriate language and insisted they were aimed at Warrington captain Michael Monaghan, rather than referee James Child, which appeared to be the case.

Following the punishment, Hardaker tweeted:


Channing Tatum: Jonah Hill is Not a Homophobe - VIDEO

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Jonah Hill continued his gay slur apology tour on Extra, and this time Channing Tatum, his 21 Jump Street co-star, was there to have his back.

Said Tatum: "I'll jump in and just say that I think most of the time when people have to go on and sort of apologize for something it might not come off all that well because it's not actually like what they mean. I can honestly say that is not who he is. It came off well and he did it well because he really means it, that wasn’t who he was that day."

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