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Mexico announces its attack to eliminate discrimination in stadiums

This content was published on Jan 17, 2022 – 23:58

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 17 (EFE) – The president of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, announced on Monday that the authority will launch an offensive to eliminate discrimination against fans in the national team matches.

De Luisa explained, in a press conference, that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) has decided that FIFA’s sanctions against Mexico will not enter into force until a final solution is taken, but that the federation will not allow the audience at the matches in any case. Against Costa Rica on January 30 and Panama on February 2.

“Against Costa Rica and Panama we will not open the stadium to the public, we will use those matches with a group of 2,000 fans to test the new policy and the process of accessing the national team matches,” he said.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FMF) has launched a four-point scheme to identify those who for several years have shouted ‘ridiculous’ at rival goalkeepers, the first of which is that fans must register their ticket with their personal data on a token-throwing website, which they must present with their ID to enter the stadium. .

According to the director, healthy coexistence without discriminatory acts will be promoted in the stadium, and the number of trained guards will also be increased to identify and remove those who engage in discriminatory acts from the stadium.

“Retired people will not be able to attend the national team matches for five years,” he added.

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The Mexican football chief insisted on taking a zero-tolerance stance towards any offensive or discriminatory manifestations in stadiums, and thanked those who joined the measures against the outcry, especially the fans.

He admitted, “If this succeeds, it will be a measure that will resonate with the clubs. We have to do it well in the national team so that the clubs can evaluate it.”

According to Yon de Luisa, the measure was not designed to prevent ticket resale, but it would affect them.

“This will have a huge impact because everyone who buys will have to register and carry their ID to get the code,” he concluded. EFE

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