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Aug07

Women's soccer team pelted with homophobic abuse at Rio games again

CREATED ON // Sunday, 07 August 2016 Author // Rachel Cook

A women’s soccer team has yet again been pelted with homophobic slurs at the Rio Olympics.

Several players from the U.S. Women’s National soccer team reported they had been on the receiving end of a homophobic insult during their match.

It was reported the Brazilian fans were taunting the players and calling them “bicha” which is the Portuguese word for ‘faggot’.

This is not the first time the incident has occurred.

Previously Australian keeper Lydia Williams and the Canadian goalie Stephanie Labbe said Brazilian fans had also used the “bicha” against them.

The Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. player, Megan Riponoe, said:

"It is personally hurtful. I think sort of a mob mentality kind of takes over a little bit."

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Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook

Rachel Cook has worked in both the queer and mainstream media for over a decade. Before becoming editor of Melbourne Community Voice, she was a producer for ABC radio. Her book, Closets are for Clothes: A History of Queer Australia, is currently in use in high schools across Australia.

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