FIFA investigates Mexico for anti-gay slurs

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A Mexican fan chants before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexican fans wearing wrestling masks pose outside of the Arena Castelao before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. When Mexico tied Brazil 0-0, the number of fans wearing green or red in Castelao Stadium was nothing to sneeze at considering the World Cup host’s hometown advantage. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A Mexico soccer fan waves the Mexican national flag while he celebrates his team's tie with Brazil in a World Cup soccer match, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mexico claimed a deserved point against Brazil in a largely frustrating Group A game which finished 0-0 at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A Mexican fans drinks tequila outside of the Arena Castelao stadium before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Many of the soccer fans traveling from the U.S. to Brazil, are part of the last great wave of Mexican migration to the United States, which spanned the 1990s to the mid-2000s. Others are second-generation Mexicans who grew up rooting for the Mexican team at a time when Team USA was still unknown. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexican fans celebrate during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, pool)
Fans of Mexico are silhouetted as they wave Mexican flags prior to the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Young Mexican fans pose for a photo prior to the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, Thursday, June 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Mexican fan celebrates following the World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa, Thursday, June 17, 2010. Mexico won 2-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A soccer fan wearing a mask of a soccer ball holds up the Mexican flag prior to the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Mexican fans celebrates at the end of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Mexican fans watch the World Cup 2010 soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay on a giant screen at Mexico City's Zocalo main plaza, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. Uruguay defeated Mexico 1-0. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Mexican fans react while watching the inaugural World Cup 2010 soccer match between Mexico and South Africa on a giant screen at Mexico City's Zocalo main plaza, Friday, June 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A Mexican fan holds a national flag as he arrives at the stadium prior to the World Cup group A soccer match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, June 11, 2010.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon.

FIFA says "disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators" last Friday in Natal.

The same chants were heard during the television broadcast of Mexico's second match against Brazil in Fortaleza on Tuesday.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Brazil state president Dilma Rousseff have pledged to use the World Cup as a platform to fight racism and discrimination.

Fare, the European fan monitoring group, has also alerted FIFA to far-right banners displayed by Croatia and Russia fans inside stadiums.

FIFA says only one disciplinary case had been opened by early Thursday.

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