The Disciplinary Committee of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has already announced Penalty for Cruz Azul. Team Machine You will play a game behind closed doors As punishment for an anti-homosexual outcry he was introduced in his last match against Lyon. This means that the team is led by Juan Maximo Rinoso He won’t have the support of his fans in the play-offWhich is important if they want to aspire to defend the league title.
One day after raising the yelp, he Liga MX has made its position public He clarified in this regard that this type of behavior is not permitted in the Football First Division. And he confirmed in his statement that the Disciplinary Committee will take action in this regard, so that it was officially announced after 24 hours that the heavenly team will suffer a penalty kick, only in the most important match of the season so far.
With Cruz Azul losing to Lyon, the Mexican football champion slipped to seventh overall, thus practically securing his place in the playoffs (he can still qualify directly, but needs a set of results). The penalty determines that the team The machine will play its next game behind closed doors At home, so it is almost a fact that they will be redo.
A section of fans has influenced thousands of fans. This is how the events happened, Cruz Azul against Lyon: the local team found itself on the scoreboard from the 30th minute. Despite their repeated attempts, they did not get a draw, So a section of fans showed their displeasure by screaming. The first time he attended was in the 81st minute and later at the 83rd. The second time, the referee stopped the match as indicated in the minutes.
Despite the warning, the discriminatory action occurred again at 88′ and 89′. This caused the second match to be suspended. With official information from MX . LeagueIt is said that the authorities of the fence They located the section of fans who screamed and removed them of the property, They were about 140 people.
For his part, Luis Romo, captain of the team, expressed his dissatisfaction with the screaming that arose during the match. “We have to change that cultureThe national team said. Likewise, he stressed the need to stamp out this outcry, as it could cost Mexico a trip to the World Cup. Now with the team’s punishment, Romo’s words carry more weight for the Celestial Fans.
There is still one day in the MX League, which will determine which matches will be played in the playoffs. At the moment, Cruz Azul will play against him necaxaHowever, attitudes can change with any outcome. The advantage that helped La Maquina not qualify directly for the first division was to face another match with the support of her fans, but this situation was already ruled out.
The latest punishment for these acts suffered by him mexican national team. During a match for the national team, this gesture was also heard, which led to an even more severe revenge. Tricolor will pay an economic fine of CHF100,000, as well as a penalty for two home games that will be played without an audience.
At the moment, there is still no guaranteed date for the play-off matches, however, it is certain that it will take place after the FIFA date break, with Mexico facing the United States and Canada respectively.