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After homophobic chants were heard from some fans, players left the pitch and departed for 10 minutes
Because of homophobic chanting by some fans, players were temporarily sent back into the changing rooms during the Concacaf Champions League semifinal between Cruz Azul & Monterrey.
Referee Cesar RAMOS stopped play in the second period for ten minutes because of the Cruz Azul supporters' chants.
Ramos complied with the anti-discrimination protocol of Fifa in step 2.
Monterrey won 4-1 at Mexico City’s Azteca stadium.
Concacaf will not tolerate this language or behavior in its competitions," stated a tweet from the tournament's Twitter account.
Due to discriminatory chanting, the Mexican Federation was banned from Fifa's two-game tournament in June.
Monterrey won the semi-final with a 5-1 aggregate victory. They will now face Club America, a Mexican rival in October's final.
Concacaf Champions League, an annual club competition that features teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.