Jesus fucking Christ, part of the issue with this whole debacle is the fact that the Mexican federation seemingly doesn’t give a shit and isn’t willing to do anything on their end to own the fact that they have a toxic culture amongst their fans. Them trying to skirt around the punishment by punishing the women’s team just shows they have no interest in actually dealing with this issue. Stop trying to wiggle around the problem, own your bullshit and fucking fix it, otherwise, you’re going to keep getting punished.
I saw someone in a thread argue that “it’s just our culture” to throw cups of beer into the air without a shit to give about those around you and to yell homophobic slurs. If your “culture” is to be an asshole, then that’s a toxic culture and it needs to go…
I also feel bad for the Mexican fans who don’t condone or participate in this bullshit because they are getting punished too.
Also, for fuck’s sake, FMF, stop neglecting and mistreating your women’s team. There’s some talent there that just needs to be respected and developed. I would love for a good US/Mexico rivalry with the women’s game, especially with so many Mexican immigrants living in the US. While I love US domination, having Canada and the US always be the two teams to go to the Olympics gets a bit old and I would love to see Mexico step up to the plate and meet that level of competition.