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Monaco’s Camara handed 4-match ban for taping over LGBTQ+ brand

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Monaco‘s Mohamed Camara has been suspended for 4 matches, the French soccer league (LFP) stated on Thursday, after an LGBTQ+ assist brand on the Mali worldwide’s shirt was coated up throughout a Ligue 1 match.

The badge on Camara’s shirt was coated with white tape in Monaco’s final league match of the season on Could 19, by which he netted a penalty of their 4-0 residence win towards Nantes.

“After listening to the participant Mohamed Camara, and noting his refusal throughout the assembly to hold out a number of actions to lift consciousness of the battle towards homophobia, the Fee determined to impose a four-match suspension,” the LFP stated in an announcement.

French sports activities minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra had referred to as for “the strongest sanctions” towards the 24-year-old. After Oudéa-Castéra’s feedback, the Malian Soccer Federation issued an announcement in assist of the participant.

“It is very important keep in mind that gamers are residents like every others, whose basic rights have to be protected in all circumstances,” the federation stated

On Thursday, Monaco CEO Thiago Scuro stated the membership supported the French league’s LGBTQ+ assist marketing campaign.

“It was a private initiative from Mo Camara,” Scuro informed French media. “We may have this dialog with Mo internally. Internally, we are going to talk about this case.”

Camara’s administration company, Distinctive Sports activities Group, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Final 12 months, a number of Ligue 1 gamers refused to participate in a gesture of assist for LGBTQ+ inclusion that referred to as for gamers to put on a shirt with a rainbow-coloured quantity on the again.