Mexico fans cleared over chants

Mexico have been cleared of improper conduct by their fans following complaints that their supporters used homophobic chants.

The fans' shouts of 'Puto' when the opposing keeper takes a goal-kick is common-place in Mexican football, but anti-discrimination group FARE reported it to FIFA on the basis that it was homophobic language.

A FIFA spokeswoman said: "Disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators during the match, Mexico v Cameroon.

"The FIFA disciplinary committee has decided that the incident in question is not considered insulting in this specific contest. All charges against the Mexican FA have been dismissed"

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