In Monday, Los Angeles Football Club and the 3252 Independent Supporters Union issued a joint statement to condemn the use of an anti-gay slur by some fans at the Banc of California Stadium opener on
"The offensive goal-kick chant is wrong and not what we are about. We ask that all of our fans and supporters work to hold each other accountable to eliminate this," LAFC
president and owner Tom Penn
and Josef Zacher
, president of 3252, after the game, which LAFC won, 1-0.
The statement noted that any fans identified as chanting the offensive
chant will be removed from Banc of California Stadium and have their season membership revoked.
Federations within Latin America have been repeatedly fined by FIFA for failing to
stop fans from using the goal-kick slur.