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UEFA Urged to Take Action Over Mourinho Homophobic Slur

February 25, 2012

Before Wednesday’s Champions League match between Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow, Madrid manager Jose Mourinho was captured on video using a homophobic slur while speaking about the match officials.  In the video below you can see Mourinho use the Spanish term “maricones”, which translates to faggots in English, when speaking about the officials and the fact they had not yet decided upon a match ball.

(Offence occurs at .23 second mark)

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) has filed a complaint against the Real Madrid manager,and co-president Louise Englefield has urged UEFA to take action against Mourinho.

“Homophobia is unacceptable from anyone in football, much less from one of the game’s most senior figures. We are deeply disappointed that Mr. Mourinho is casually using homophobic terms of abuse in his workplace,” Englefield was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

“It is especially sad that these comments have been made during the International Football v Homophobia campaign week.  As long-standing partners of the FARE network, we call on UEFA to take action and impose appropriate sanctions.”

UEFA has yet to comment on EGLSF’s complaint.

If you would like to press UEFA to take action against Mourinho you can do so by contacting the organization using the information below:

Route de Genève 46
Case postale
CH-1260 Nyon 2

Tel: +41 (0) 848 00 2727

Sources: [Goal] [Bleacher Report] [Mirror Football]

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