MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league has denounced anti-gay slurs directed toward Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during a match at Barcelona April 2.
The league says in a statement that it will send a report to the Spanish government’s committee against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport.
The league specifically refers to anti-gay slurs against Ronaldo and insulting chants against Real Madrid heard during a moment of silence for Dutch great John Cruyff before kickoff.
This comes days after the Mexican Soccer Federation launched a campaign urging fans to refrain from anti-gay chants that drew fines from FIFA earlier this year.
Gay rights groups in Spain have denounced the slurs.
Ronaldo scored the winning goal in Madrid’s 2-1 victory.