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Brazil Mexico game suspended homophobic chanting fans warning

Brazil vs. Mexico match suspended due to homophobic chants. Mexico fans warned, game paused, and Brazil eventually won with a late goal.

During the intense clash between Brazil and Mexico, the game came to a sudden stop in the 59th minute due to homophobic chanting echoing from the stands. The Selecao was leading 2-0 when the chants disrupted the match, particularly during Alisson Becker's goal kick. Referee Lukasz Szpala took immediate action, pausing the game to address the players about the situation.

A message flashed on the big screen at Kyle Field stadium in Texas, America, warning that the game was temporarily stopped due to the discriminatory chants. It was made clear that any individual participating in such behavior would be ejected from the stadium. The protocol involved a warning to supporters followed by the suspension of the match and players being moved to the benches.

Despite the interruption, Mexico managed to fight back and equalize the score. Julian Quinones scored in the 73rd minute, and Guillermo Martinez appeared to secure a draw in the 92nd minute. However, Endrick, soon to join Real Madrid, scored a dramatic 96th-minute winner to secure victory.

This incident was not the first time Mexican fans have been involved in such controversies this year. In a previous CONCACAF Nations League clash against the US, the match was also suspended due to derogatory chants. The football governing bodies have condemned the behavior, with CONCACAF expressing disappointment that such incidents continue to occur at matches. The Mexican Football Federation has faced fines and stadium closures in the past due to incidents during World Cup and Olympic qualifying matches. It is crucial for all fans to respect the game and refrain from engaging in discriminatory behavior to ensure a positive and inclusive environment for all.

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