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