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Is it Homophobic for Mexicans to Chant "Puto!" During Soccer Matches? —¡Ask a Mexican!



Mexico is having a hell of a FIFA World Cup...and of course, something comes along to fuck it up. In this case, it's Mexican soccer fans, who just love to chant "¡Puto!" ("Faggot!") during a soccer match. In this week's video version of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column, I tackle the subject as if it were the fresa face of Chicharito.
One point I forgot to cover in my video: Mexican soccer fans are notoriously un-P.C., as evidenced by them chanting "Osama! Osama!" when the U.S. side played Mexico at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City back in 2004 and even more. Ah, Mexicans...enjoy!