Spurs fan charged ‘Used sexist language’ during Chelsea game
guy from north London They came away with a 2-0 home win in the derby but were overshadowed by reports of fans singing slogans.
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He wrote: “Too disgusted and disappointed before the game started… I heard Spurs fans chanting homophobic chants.
“The song in question is a statutory hate crime.
“Report has been received. Hopefully some action will be taken.”
He added that the chants had started again after Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech was shown a red card following an altercation with Emerson Royal, who was later demoted to a yellow card.
Tottenham’s official Twitter account confirmed the action in a short message.
They wrote: “We can confirm that an individual was arrested for using homophobic language.
“There is no discrimination at Tottenham Hotspur.”
The controversy came just days after the club released a publicity on its website about its support of Month of Action Football v Homophobia.
The campaign aims to end homophobia. Homophobia and transphobia in football
Spurs chose today’s match specifically to show their support for the cause. The campaign logo is displayed throughout the LED billboards and large in-game screens.
Members of the LGBTQ+ advocacy club The Proud Lilywhites also made an appearance during halftime.