Former France captains defends himself and apologises if anyone hurt by his comment.
'Empire' star Jussie Smollett's case takes a huge turn as he is now facing felony criminal charges for false claims of assault.
The fan ban is the latest worrying incident involving Chelsea supporters this season.
Homophobic crimes rose by about 50% in two years to 10,015 in 2016/17, while transphobic incidents more than doubled to 1,510, police data showed.
The New York Times said the video, which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times on Twitter alone, was "not meant to be homophobic".
Mexico fans have long shouted an insult that gay rights groups argue is homophobic at keepers taking goal kicks.
Stonewall's 2017 School Report says one in five LGBT students have attempted suicide and two in five transgender pupils have tried to take their own lives.