"It seems that some fans of some countries will take their hatred halfway around the world. These images need to be acted on urgently. The levels of homophobic abuse at some matches is also totally
unacceptable. There is some rapid education required before it begins to run out of control."
-- Piara Powar
, executive director of FARE
and a member of FIFA's anti-discrimination task force, on fan behavior at the World Cup, including Mexico fans chanting the homophobic term "puto" at the
opponent's goalkeeper on goal kicks. FIFA has confirmed it is investigating Mexico and Brazil fans for homophobic chants while Russia and Croatia are facing disciplinary actions because of neo-Nazi
banners during their opening games (InsideWorldFootball