Mexican Soccer Player Suspended Two Games For Homophobic Remark

Jesus Gallardo. Photo via Facebook

Jesús Gallardo, a defender for Mexico’s national soccer team and Monterrey, was caught on camera singing a song with anti-gay lyrics after defeating Club America last month.

The league opened an investigation on Jan. 4 and this week announced Gallardo’s two game suspension, ESPN reported. Gallardo will also be required to pay a fine for his remarks, which the league called “inappropriate celebrations.”

"Year 2020 on Planet Earth," Argentinian goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman wrote on social media, according to ESPN. "Cases of homophobic discrimination are still present in our society and football isn't the exception. Understanding our enormous social diversity and advancing rights for inclusion is everybody's responsibility."

Gallardo tweeted out “Ni modo,” which roughly translates to “whatever” after his punishment was announced.


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