Wednesday, 4 October 2017

FIFA Fines Ecuador N7.2M For Homophobic Chants

The Disciplinary Committee fined the Ecuadorean football Federation with N7.2m.
Ecuador will have to pay a fine due to homophobic chants by fans during a football match against Peru for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, FIFA has announced.

The Ecuadorean football Federation, or FEF, will have to pay about 20,000 Swiss francs (N7.2m)

According to FIFA, the penalty imposed is due to non-compliance with Article 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, which refers to the responsibility of the federations of each national team for the behavior of its spectators.

The comments were made during a match on Sept. 5 at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in the capital city of Quito, where the Ecuadorean team lost 2-1 and was placed far off from the World Cup qualifying rank.
"The Disciplinary Committee punished Ecuador for "improper conduct among spectators (Homophobic chants)," as the official document says.
This is the second fine received by the federation due to the behavior of fans. The previous one was issued on March 28, when the team lost 2-0 against Colombia.

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