Chile toughens measures against racism, discrimination, and violence amongst fans at association football matches
- The government approved sanctions including increased fines and jail time for those engaging in racist, xenophobic, or discriminatory behavior, including the football clubs themselves.
- The law’s scope also includes training sessions, the movement or transportation of fans, and public celebrations.
- The crackdown has been issued as an attempt to curb football violence as the Copa America tournament begins, hosted this year in Santiago.
“We want to make sure that fans and families can enjoy the game safely and in pleasant conditions. … We will do all that we can to put an end to violence and give the sport the feeling of a community celebration.”
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