Last Updated: 02/01/20 10:38am
Brighton have confirmed the arrests of two home fans and one Chelsea supporter
Three fans were ejected from the Amex Stadium and subsequently arrested for “unacceptable abuse” during Brighton’s home draw against Chelsea on New Year’s Day.
Brighton have confirmed two home fans and a Chelsea supporter were arrested following three unrelated incidents.
“Two home supporters and one visiting supporter were ejected from the Amex and subsequently arrested, for three separate incidents of unacceptable abuse during yesterday’s match against Chelsea,” Brighton said in a club statement.
“Yet again it is with regret that we report the ejection of two home supporters – one for racist abuse of Chelsea players and one for homophobic abuse aimed at Chelsea supporters.”
Brighton said one Chelsea fan was also removed by club stewards for homophobic abuse aimed at home supporters.
“All three were arrested by Sussex Police outside the stadium and now face prosecution,” the club said.
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