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Mexico Soccer Fans Boo National Anthem, Slur Goalie

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United State's fans arrive to the Azteca Stadium prior to a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match between Mexico and the U.S. in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

By    |   Monday, 12 Jun 2017 10:35 AM

Mexico soccer fans booed loudly during the playing of the United States' national anthem and hurled slurs at the American goalie during Sunday night's World Cup qualifier at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.

Mexican fans by the thousands jeered and whistled during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner that played over the Estadio Azteca sound system before the United States played Mexico, USA Today reported.

USA Today reported that most in the stands refused to stand as well. The United States would go on to tie Mexico 1-1 Sunday.

"We'll take our point. Points are hard to come by here," said U.S. captain Michael Bradley, who scored the only American goal in the sixth minute, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mexican fans reportedly shouted "puto," at U.S. goalie Brad Guzan, which translates as "gay prostitute," USA Today said. The taunting happened at the opening minutes of the game.

The United States is currently 2-2-2 after six matches in the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) World Cup Qualifier, in third place behind Mexico and Costa Rica, according to Sports Illustrated.

Many American fans showed their displeasure on Twitter.

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Mexico soccer fans booed loudly during the playing of the United States' national anthem and hurled slurs at the American goalie during Sunday night's World Cup qualifier at Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.
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