Brazilian fans chant homophobic slur at Copa America opener

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippe Coutinho leads Neymar-less Brazil to opening win in Copa America Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bolivia’s Carlos Lampe fails to stop a penalty from Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho during a Copa America Group A soccer match at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)SAO PAULO — Brazilian fans have sung homophobic chants during Copa America’s opening match at the Morumbi stadium.Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe heard the slurs several times Friday, chanted by thousands of Brazil fans behind his goal in Brazil’s 3-0 victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Homophobic chants were overlooked in South America until recently. They usually take place when the visiting goalkeeper runs to take a goal kick.Brazilian stadia started seeing a wave of homophobic chants after the 2014 World Cup the South American country hosted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGoverning body FIFA has repeatedly fined the Brazilian soccer confederation for homophobic chants.On Thursday, Brazil’s top court ruled homophobia is a crime akin to racism. Perpetrators of prejudice against homosexuals will be jailed between one and three years. Brazil fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up PLAY LIST 01:04Brazil fights Amazon fires after hundreds more flare up00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more