Social Issues

¿En Serio? El Tri Femenil Podría Pagar Los Castigos A La Selección Masculina

El hashtag #FMFMachista ha sido tendencia en redes sociales en los últimos días, luego de que el organismo rector del fútbol mexicano deslizara seriamente la posibilidad de que el Tri Femenil sea quien pague el castigo impuesto por la FIFA de jugar sin público, ante los reiterados gritos homófobicos que se escuchan en los partidos de la selección masculina.

Mexico Is Seriously Trying To Get Its Women’s Team To Serve Punishment Incurred By Men’s Team

On June 18, FIFA finally handed down a meaningful sanction to the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), requiring Mexico to play its next two home games without fans because of continued use of a homophobic chant during matches. Now the FMF is trying to pull a fast one and make its women’s team serve the punishment. 


Here’s Why UEFA Banned Rainbow Ads At Two Euro 2020 Quarterfinals

UEFA likes to claim it supports human rights — until there’s any sort of pushback. Europe’s football governing body once again showed how fucking feckless it is by banning rainbow ads at Euro 2020 quarterfinals in Saint Petersburg and Baku. 

Brazil Is The Only Copa América Team Without A No. 24; A Judge Is Demanding To Know Why

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Rio de Janeiro judge has given the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) 48 hours to explain why none of their players at the Copa America are wearing the No. 24 shirt, with the number often associated with homosexuals in the country.

Reigning champions Brazil have registered a full squad of players for the Copa America but unlike the other nine teams none were given the No. 24 shirt, according to the plaintiffs in the case, the LGBT rights group Rainbow Citizens.

End Pride Month Right By Checking Out The Greatest Pride Jerseys And Goal Celebration From Brazil

As Pride month comes to an end, there was a moment in Brazil’s second tier I felt was worth highlighting. Vasco da Gama is one of Brazil’s biggest clubs despite being relegated to Brasileirao Serie B last season. The following Vasco da Gama flag celebration definitely falls under the “feel good” category.

On Sunday, the club hosted Brusque in a league game and was all decked out for LGBTQ+ Pride. The corner flags were swapped to the rainbow flags and the home team sported some of the cleanest Pride kits I’ve ever seen.

The Best (And Worst) Fans From Euro 2020, So Far

While the Euros roll on through the knockout rounds, we have plenty of wild fan interactions already. From fans showing up to support their team in the wrong country to pitch invaders wielding rainbow flags, anything goes as fans are enjoying their time back. Football fans were kept from stadiums and fully supporting their teams for over a year by the Covid-19 pandemic, diminished to yelling at screens instead of faces, so we wouldn't expect anything less extravagant than what has been happening. Let's take a look at the best Euro 2020 fans so far. 

Lukaku And KDB: The History Of The Handshake

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne go together in Belgium's attack like peanut butter and jelly coming together to make the most timeless of sandwiches. They've built their impressive careers at separate clubs, but when they come together with Belgium there's little opponents can do to stop them. Having so much success between them, the two obviously had to create a celebratory handshake to go with it.

Rainbow Flags Fly High As Germany Breaks Hungarian Hearts

Last week, Hungary passed an anti-LGBTQ+ law outlawing any content that might “promote homosexuality” to Hungarians under the age of 18. It’s a law that has already sparked legal proceedings against it, and one that came front and center in the soccer world for Hungary’s Euro 2020 match against Germany on Wednesday in Munich. 

Hungary Just Passed Anti-LGBTQ+ Law — UEFA Won’t Let Germany Make Pro-LGBTQ+ Statement

UEFA has turned down a request from the mayor of Munich for the city's stadium to be lit up in rainbow colors for Wednesday's Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary.

Munich mayor Dieter Reiter had said he wanted to light up the stadium in the colors in protest against a new law in Hungary that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change and restricts the media from showing content with homosexuality in programming accessible to minors.