Bianca Sierra & Stephany Mayor Harassed for Photo
LGBT Pride Month began Wednesday, and for Mexican National Team players Bianca Sierra and Stephany Mayor it began as a day of homophobic abuse on Twitter.
Sierra, a former Boston Breaker, started the day by posting a simple photo captioned “My World” in Spanish:
Mi mundo ❤️🌎 pic.twitter.com/Qn4kDuT47T
— Bianca Sierra (@Bfromthe_BAYY) June 1, 2016
Many followers responded to the teammates appearing as a couple with homophobic and even violent abuse.
A reply telling the Mexican Football Federation that the user didn’t want lesbians representing him as a Mexican was one of the tamer offerings.
Other replies included the suggestion of burning lesbians in one user’s neighborhood, that the pair be mutilated in a sensitive area, and that a follower should kill himself for being gay.
And those are just from the direct replies to Bianca Sierra’s original photo. Feel free to check them out and report their abuse to Twitter, as I have done.
Thank you to Twitter user @AshCrowe for bringing this sadly unnoticed situation to my attention.