Moscow: The Mexican football federation was fined $10,000 for “discriminatory and insulting chants” during Sunday’s World Cup game against Germany.
Fifa also is considering further action against fans who take part in the chant. A source told ESPN’s Rene Tovar that if the chants continue during matches, stadium security would begin to identify and remove the offending fans from the stands.
Fifa, under pressure to stop such activity in Russia, is using a new anti-discrimination procedure for the World Cup. Under the procedure, referees are instructed to stop the game for an announcement on the public-address system when discriminatory behaviour is seen or heard. If it continues, the official can suspend the game, and then abandon it if the behaviour persists.