Sunday’s CONCACAF Nations League final between the United States and Mexico at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver had to be briefly stopped when fans not only threw things on the field, but started an anti-gay chant.
Chants began to be heard from the crowd and the officials asked the crowd to cut out the chanting.
U.S. midfielder Giovanni Reyna was struck the face with an object as fans threw cups and water bottles on the field.
“Total lack of respect for what’s happening on the field and all effort that both teams are putting into the game,” U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter said. “I think he’s going to be OK, but he did take something to the head, and it could have been a lot worse.”
Christian Pulisic ended up scoring the game winner with a penalty kick in the 114th minute.