FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — In a bid to rid the World Cup of gay slurs, FIFA will get tough with Latin American fans in Russia.

FIFA has ordered tighter monitoring of offensive incidents at Confederations Cup matches which kicked off June 17, and wants referees to stop play if fans persist.

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Rugby Football Union opens probe into alleged abuse of gay referee

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LONDON (AP) — England’s Rugby Football Union is investigating allegations of anti-gay abuse aimed at referee Nigel Owens during last weekend’s test match between England and New Zealand.

A spectator who attended the Nov. 8 match at Twickenham said in a letter published by British newspaper The Guardian that a “bunch of men” hurled “nasty, foul-mouthed, racist, homophobic abuse” at Owens, who is gay.

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Online slurs still common, but becoming less acceptable

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Washington (AP) – Most young people say they aren’t very offended about the slurs and mean-spirited videos mocking overweight people or gays or blacks that they encounter on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“You can’t let those things get to you,” says 15-year-old Vito Calli, an immigrant from Argentina whose online friends tease him with jokes about Hispanics.

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