The new joint MLS-Liga MX All-Star game Wednesday night at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles was interrupted just 10 minutes into play due to an anti-gay chant that started in the crowd.
The chant is something the FIFA has been working to eliminate from Mexican soccer for years.
According to Yahoo News, the FIFA’s governing body has a three-step plan in place to deal with the chant during play. The game is stopped, then the players are moved off the field, and if the chant continues the match is ended.
The MLS All-Star Game was just stopped because of a discriminatory chant. pic.twitter.com/k8WnohN65U— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 26, 2021
The Mexican Soccer Federation has tried to stop the chant but it has continued at Mexican men’s national team games.
The game at Banc of California was stopped when the chant started and a message was posted on the score board, notifying fans that anyone participating in the chant would be ejected.