#TodosSomosPutos: See The Best Memes From Mexico's Fight With FIFA! [PHOTOS]

The news that FIFA may punish Mexico because their fans have allegedly committed acts of discrimination or homophobia in Tricolor matches against Brazil and Cameroon, shouting "Puto" to the opposing goalie on each kick, has originated some hilarious memes. Almost everyone has made an appearance in this series of memes, from Chicharito to Buzz Lightyear. It is a classic example of Mexican sense of humor taking a funny twist on something serious.

Puto has become pretty common at World Cup matches. However, whether or not the slur is homophobic has been a serious topic for debate. Many argue that 'Puto' is a common swear word in Mexican Spanish. However, as Glaad media expalins,  "Anti-LGBT slurs are still commonly used by soccer fans in stadiums around the world, from London to Mexico City. In addition to anti-gay cheers, recent reports indicate that t-shirts are being produced in Brazil that feature anti-LGBT slurs."

FIFA  is still launching an official investigation however regarding El Tri's behavior at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Mexico's fans can be very vocal and outspoken in their support of “El Tri,” The fans have gotten particularly vocal given Mexico's surprising performance: El Tri went 1 up agains Cameroon and managed to stave off a Brazilian attack to ensure a tie. Whether or not the slur can be called homophobic, El Tri fans insist they are just showing their support. 

What do you think?

Oscar Lopez is a Brooklyn-based writer. Originally from Mexico, Oscar moved with his family to Australia in 2000. Graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a BA (Honors) Oscar was awarded the Keith Macartney Scholarship for the Arts, the Louise Homfrey Award and the Hannah Barry Memorial Award. As well as reporting for Latin Times, Oscar's writng has been featured in Newsweek, New York Magazine (nymag.com) and Musee Magazine.

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