Published On: Sat, Jun 21st, 2014

Huge Controversy over Mexican Chant during World Cup

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Mexico’s soccer fans chant, “Ehhhhh… ¡Puto!” has made it to the World Cup causing controversy.

If you listen closely while you watch a Mexico world cup game you will hear Mexican fans chanting the famous chant when the opposing goal keeper kicks the ball.

We look at where exactly this chant started. According to futbol legend, the grito was created in Guadalajara in 2004 by la “Barra 51” (a group of “Atlas Futbol club” fans). Since then, this “grito” is heard throughout Mexican futbol games and has become a traditional chant.

Unfortunately FIFA and other organizations find this chant offensive. They state that “Puto” is slang for fag, and is geared to put down the gay community (which is totally wrong).

Mexican fans chanting “¡Ehhhh…, Puto!”

Mexican fans chanting “¡Ehhhh…, Puto!”

As all true Mexican soccer fans know that this chant has nothing to do with the gay community or directed to them. This chant is to call out the goalie and call him coward, sissy or wimp. “Ehhhhh… ¡Puto!” is a grito de Guerra! (Cry of War)

In MLB Baseball and other American sports you hear fans yelling “Yankees suck!”, “Lebron sucks!” Suck what? You think those fans are saying to suck on a candy or lollipop, obviously not.

Are those not gay remarks and no one is saying anything. Come on people It is ridiculous how everyone has become so sensitive and you have to watch what you say because any little thing can offend someone. I don’t see anything wrong with the traditional chant.

Its part of being a fan and rooting for your team. It was great to see during the Brazil vs Mexico game Brazilians trolling Mexican fans by yelling “Ehhhhh… ¡Puto!” when Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico’s Goalkeeper, kicked the ball.

Anyways, this chant gives a whole new meaning to the first sentence of the Mexican National Anthem: “Mexicanos al grito de guerra“…



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  1. Reyes V says:

    Wow, wow, wow that is the worst comparison I have ever seen in my life. Comparing (you suck) which means your not good at something to (puto) really. And they pay him to write this shit. I wouldn’t mind that job. The thing with the Mexican fans and National team is that they don’t have even an ounce of sportsmanship in their body. They even consider themselves the most religious catholics in the world and they chant (puto) during a game. Right very catholic. God bless them they need it.

  2. Your Name... says:

    Puto is a bad word. It’s a cuss word. Can u imagine NBA fans yelling “bitch” everytime a player from the opposing team puts up a shot? It’d be crazy. Enough with these dimwitted fans yelling “puto” at players. This has no place in futbol, basketball or any other sport for that matter.l

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