La Liga denounces anti-gay slurs yelled at Cristiano Ronaldo

Tuesday April 5th, 2016

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La Liga has denounced the anti-gay slurs directed toward Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during Saturday’s El Clasico against Barcelona, according to the Associated Press.

Ronaldo scored the game-winning goal in the closing minutes of the match to give Real Madrid a 2–1 advantage.

The league expressed its discontent with the anti-gay slurs that were directed at Ronaldo, which were heard as a moment of silence was held for Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff. Gay rights groups in Spain have also denounced the slurs. 

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An LGBT rights group in Spain has asked for the government to look into and take action against the individuals who yelled the chants.

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