There are only a few days left for Chivas and America meet in the next edition of the National ClassicFor this reason, the Guadalajara team received a visit from their hubby in a open training in Green Valley. However, the presence of the public caused the sacred herd fell into a discriminatory act and opened the debate on the behavior of his fans prior to the classic.
Through social networks, a video was broadcast in which the team of Veljko Paunovic enjoying the serenade that the fans brought to the Guadalajara club, but one of the songs that sounded caused controversy due to the campaign that the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) to eradicate violent and discriminatory behavior in stadiums months ago.
In the stands of the Verde Valle training camps the song rang out:
“Anyone who doesn’t jump is a wilo mari****n”
When the fans sang that cheer, some players began to jump following the dynamics of the song. Those who were most enthusiastic were Víctor little Guzman, Alexis Vega —who has already recovered from his injury—, Alan Mozo, Roberto Alvarado, among others. But it should be noted that the entire team danced to the rhythm of the discriminatory chant.
Due to the relevance of the classic, some players carry out a series of actions to “warm up” the spirits prior to the game, so Chivas was in charge of receiving their fans two days after the visit of Club América at the akron stadium. But that song once again evidenced part of the discriminatory acts that exist in animation groups.
Despite the controversial moment that those of the sacred herd, the atmosphere in the Guadalajara club facilities continued as the players replicated other cheers made by the public that witnessed the open training session. With trumpets, drums and flags, the fans supported the team. In addition, the footballers also waved flags of the Herd to reciprocate the love of the fans.
Regarding the position of the group from Guadalajara for turning the discriminatory chantso far the directive has not shared any statement or clarification of what happened, for their part the authorities of the BBVA MX League They have not expressed their opinion of the gesture of the Chivas fans either.
It should be remembered that since the violent incident that occurred in the Corregidora Stadium during the Queretaro vs Atlasthe Mexican Federation undertook a series of actions to eradicate and control situations of this type, which is why it implemented the use of the Fan ID, which is a unique identification that each fan must carry when entering the stadium.
Among the actions that the FMF also seeks to eradicate are discriminatory or homophobic expressions, such as the one used by the Chivas fans. And it is that this type of phrases have also been punished by the FIFA as it happened in the World Cup Qatar 2022in which Mexico received sanctions for the use of the discriminatory cry. In addition, the Mexican team has had to play at home behind closed doors as part of the sanctions it has received for the behavior of its fans.
The next edition of the National Classic will be played on Saturday March 18 at 9:10 p.m. in central Mexico, a game in which the sacred herd will arrive as fourth place in the general table with 21 points, while the Eagles They will arrive with the slight difference of one point since they accumulate 20 units and are in fifth place in the table.
Regarding the tickets for the game, the platform that was in charge of distributing ticket sales notified that weeks ago he no longer has access, so they are sold out.