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France: Crackdown on football homophobia

France: Crackdown on football homophobia

From leafleting fans to introducing fines and even jail time, France is cracking down on homophobia in football. But when a referee stopped play over anti-gay chants, fans cried foul. Mehdi Mokhtari’s decision to halt a match between second-league teams, AS Nancy and Le Mans, last month, marked the first time a referee had used […]

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

(Reuters) – French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet told a radio station that he supported referees stopping matches in the event of racist chants – but not homophobic ones, in comments that drew criticism on Tuesday. The FFF introduced new rules this season enabling referees to interrupt play in the event of any such […]