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After homophobic screams, referee stops game between Brazil and Mexico
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The friendly between Brazil and Mexico, which took place last Saturday night (08), in Texas, was stopped by American referee Lukasz Szpala in the 13th minute of the second half, after hearing homophobic screams in the stands behind goalkeeper Alisson, when he was take a goal kick. The stoppage lasted two minutes, the referee gathered the players in midfield and the stadium's big screens displayed messages against homophobia: “Due to the scream that was just heard, the match was momentarily suspended. The people identified as participating in the discriminatory scream will be removed from the stadium”.

About the game

The game brought together 85,249 fans and the Brazilian team took a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals from Andreas Pereira and Gabriel Martinelli, but the Mexicans sought a draw in the final stage with goals from Quiñones and Martínez. Thanks to Endrick's goal in stoppage time, the friendly ended with a 3-2 Brazilian victory.

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Screen displays message against homophobia in Mexico x Brazil — Photo: Reproduction / sportv

Message against homophobia displayed on the stadium's screens (Photo: Reproduction/Youtube/@ge.globo)

Fan invades field during match

Also in the second half, the game was stopped again due to some invasions of the field by fans who were watching the game. The security team at Kyle Field stadium had to contain the excitement of the excited fans who were watching the match. The invasion was not just a fan and some fans who sympathize with the Brazilian team invaded the field to try to contact the players Vinícius Júnior, Endrick and others. The security team had to neutralize them with the use of force.

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Best moments Brazil vs Mexico (Video: reproduction/Youtube/@ge.globo)


Upcoming games

Brazil will take the field again next Wednesday against the United States, in Orlando, Florida. This will be the team's last friendly before their debut in the Copa América, which will take place on June 24th. Brazil's first opponent will be Costa Rica and the game will take place in Los Angeles. Still in the group stage, Brazil will face Paraguay on June 28th and Colombia on July 2nd. The quarterfinals will start on July 4th and the competition ends on July 14th.

Featured photo: Brazil x Mexico in a friendly in Texas (reproduction/Rafael Ribeiro/CBF)

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