United States-Mexico match final marred by anti-gay chant, fans throwing objects on field

Sunday’s CONCACAF Nations League last in between the United States and Mexico at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver was quickly suspended due to anti-gay chants in the arena.

As the match was ending in the 2nd half throughout interruption time, the chants were spoken with the crowd and the authorities inquired to stop. However the rowdy fan habits didn’t end there.

Christian Pulisic wound up scoring the video game winner with a penalty shot in the 114th minute, and in the 124th Mexico’s opportunity at an equalizer by means of a penalty shot was stopped to protect the 3-2 win.

Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick.

Christian Pulisic commemorates after scoring on a penalty shot.

After Pulisic’s objective, U.S. midfielder Giovanni Reyna was struck the face with an item as fans tossed cups and water bottles on the field.

“Total lack of respect for what’s happening on the field and all effort that both teams are putting into the game,” U.S. supervisor Gregg Berhalter stated. “I believe he’s going to be OKAY, however he did take something to the head, and it might have been a lot even worse.”

A fan was likewise dealt with by arena security after he worked on the field near the match’s end.

Mexico’s Nations League semifinal match versus Costa Rica on June 3 was likewise stayed homophobic chants. Arena security threw away numerous fans for shouting even after they were alerted.

The referee stopped the match for 3 minutes, which belongs to CONCACAF’s anti-discrimination procedure.

This post initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: USMNT: Nations League last vs. Mexico stopped after anti-gay chant

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.