Chelsea took action against homophobic Man United fans

Chelsea reportedly kicked several Manchester United out of Stamford Bridge on Monday for homophobic chants.

A statement released by the Blues on Tuesday night said: ‘At last night’s (Monday’s) match a large group of Manchester United supporters made unacceptable homophobic chants.

A number of these away supporters were prevented from entering the stadium and others were ejected during the game.

‘This behaviour will not be tolerated at Chelsea Football Club. Those supporters will be banned from attending matches at Stamford Bridge in future, and in cooperation with Manchester United we have passed the details of those supporters to them so they can take appropriate action.’

A statement from Kick It Out after that game read: “We have informed the FA, and reiterate our message: the ‘Rent Boy’ chant is homophobic and must be treated as such.”

Stonewall’s director of sport Robbie de Santos said to Sky Sports: “[With] this particular chant a lot of people say that they don’t understand what is meant by the chant.

“That doesn’t make it excusable but it shows that part of the solutions to stopping this chant is to make sure that people understand what the implications of the word rent boy actually mean.

“To understand that it is homophobic and biphobic and to make sure that they remember that if they are even thinking about joining in.

“It is really important that we continue to see action against these chants.

“It comes down to steward training and making sure that all of those staff that are involved in live sport events are really clear and confident that anti-LGBT language has no place in football or any other sport. It needs to be treated just as severely as any other form of discrimination.”

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