Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The crescendo was familiar. The homophobic climax as forceful as ever. Again, and again, and again, it filled the Pasadena air. "EeeeeehhhhHHHHH," came the primer from Mexican national team fans. And then the punctuation: "P***!" It rattled the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, an inescapable feature of the 2019 Gold Cup's opening-night soundtrack. And in one sense, it was alarming: Here, on international television, in front of some 65,000 people, was an anti-gay slur, the Spanish equivalent of "f*****," being hurled in unison by hundreds of fans at an opposing goalkeeper.
Hmmmmm, lefties on the DR would just call it humor, or banter.
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