The Mexican national team is the highest-paid team in the United States, regardless of the sport or whether it is a national team or representative. The team enjoyed unconditional support throughout the US Soccer Federation, but one of the Mexican fans’ most famous shouts has caused their team to now have to play two World Cup qualifying matches without an audience, as well as multiple fines.
It’s about “ehhh p…” when the opposing goalkeeper removes it and it’s heard not only in Tri matches but also in the Mexican League.
Despite the fact that there have already been situations where the shriek has been eliminated, such as in the last World Cup in Russia 2018, as well as in the previous friendly match against Honduras in Atlanta, Mexican football managers are alert and worried about possible future penalties.
This Wednesday in Nashville, El Tree fans will be in check again when Mexico faces Panama in a friendly match, as well as next Saturday when the Aztec representative plays Nigeria at the Los Angeles Memorial Colosseum.
FIFA has reprimanded Mexico on several occasions and has begun to veto its fans in official matches. If the anti-gay outcry continues, Mexico could start losing points.
“I’d like to ask the fans if they think that by shouting this anti-gay yell, are we winning something? I would like to show you that we are losing a lot of things,” said Gerardo Torrado, the Mexican national team manager before the July 3 game in Los Angeles. .
“It is true that we insulted the opposing goalkeeper. It seems to me that the opposing goalkeeper is something he is used to and nothing affects him. We gain nothing from insulting him in this way, in fact, we lose so many things, we lose so many things. As you already know, FIFA has already punished us. “We are already in two matches behind closed doors. We have a big fine and it’s just beginning,” Torrado said.
The leader also spoke again of the dangers in case the cry continues.
We had to play more matches behind closed doors and for the penalties to not go to the matches behind closed doors, but rather to start taking the points away from us. That these points begin to affect us in the classification of going to the World Cup and that the national team was unable to participate in the World Cup. “I think it would be very dangerous for everyone,” the Mexican coach added.
Torrado noted that the impact on Mexican football would be too great if the points were taken away from it.
“Those who are not ready to support the national team in this way, do not go, do not go to the stadium because they do not benefit us. They do not send us this positive feeling, on the contrary, they harm us”
Gerardo Torrado, Mexico National Team Manager
“I invite people who love to the stadium, to support us in a positive way, to make us feel this atmosphere that always makes us feel in the United States in the most positive way. That those who do not want to support the national team in this way, that they do not go, do not go to the stadium because they do not benefit us. “They don’t send us that positive feeling, on the contrary, they hurt us and this cry can be very harmful to us and have very big repercussions on a sporting level,” said the former Onam Pumas player.
“We have to show the world that Mexican fans are more than crying, Mexican fans are some of the best hobbies I have had to realize and live on and off the field. So, I invite you to all these very important fans in support of the national team, to continue to do so in a positive way. So we can continue to show the world that the Mexican is a huge fan and that wherever he stands, said Torrado, who was very happy that the fans in Atlanta were up to the task when El Tri faced Honduras.
Confidence in the March 2022 and 2026
Torrado also spoke to the Spanish-language Los Angeles Times about his confidence in the Mexican footballer’s development and the process they are going through against the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the North American World Cup in 2026.
“We have a strong division zone that gives it a lot of continuity, by following the footballers who we believe can be a part of this generational change and will arrive in 2026 in the best possible way, while still looking at the present, which is very important, a qualification process to reach Qatar and having an outstanding performance in Qatar is looking to be in the top 8. Then it all comes together to create a strong project, a solid project that will give it a lot of solidity and strength by 2026,” via Torado.
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