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FIFA will not punish anti-gay chants, but will investigate underwear

FIFA will not punish anti-gay chants, but will investigate underwear

FIFA, which declared homophobic chants by Mexico fans at the World Cup to not be a problem, has turned its attention to a far more serious matter.

Brazilian soccer star Neymar was spotted wearing a pair of Blue Man boxers, featuring his country’s yellow and green flag against Cameroon on Monday.

But the only problem is that Blue Man is not a FIFA World Cup sponsor.

According to Brazilian media reports, the 22-year-old soccer superstar is now being investigated by his choice of underwear with FIFA claiming it violates its disciplinary code.

The code bans players from displaying religious or political messages as well as publicity slogans and non-FIFA sanctioned products.

Earlier this week, FIFA ruled ‘puto’ was not a homophobic slur if used in context.

This is in despite of Mexico’s own National Council to Prevent Discrimination saying its most common English translation is ‘faggot’.

Some have defended the use of the word, saying in ‘context’ it only means ‘manwhore’ and not ‘faggot’.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff have vowed to use the World Cup as a platform to fight racism and discrimination.