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FA miss open goal on Chelsea homophobic chants, says Pride in Football fan group | Football News

Last Updated: 19/02/20 9:07pm

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The FA have ‘missed an open goal’ in not investigating homophobic chants made by Manchester United supporters against Chelsea, says Pride in Football, the network of LGBT+ Fan Groups.

The FA have ‘missed an open goal’ in not investigating homophobic chants made by Manchester United supporters against Chelsea, says Pride in Football, the network of LGBT+ Fan Groups.

The FA have “missed an open goal” in not investigating homophobic chants made by Manchester United supporters against Chelsea, says Pride in Football, the network of LGBT+ Fan Groups.

The FA say they take Chelsea’s report seriously and remain in regular and ongoing discussions with the police, Kick It Out and Crown Prosecution Service on what language is deemed discriminatory but have refrained from launching an official investigation.

That is despite the fact Chelsea say they would not tolerate such language, vowing to ban any fan found guilty of abusive behaviour.

On the FA’s stance, Rob Sanderson, national officer of Pride in Football said: “We have made it very clear we stand by Chelsea Pride and support the statement the club have put out.

“The ‘Rent Boy’ chant is homophobic – we don’t accept it, we don’t tolerate it and we will always call it out and report it.

“I’m really disappointed with the decision the…

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