Two men questioned over Sol Campbell abuse

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Two men have been arrested, questioned and bailed after police in Hampshire released images of 16 people wanted for questioning about homophobic and racist abuse directed towards footballer Sol Campbell during a Portsmouth match.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: “Officers still want to hear from anyone who recognises the remaining 14 people.”

Indecent or racist chanting is an offence under the Football Offences Act 1991 and carries a fine of up to £1,000 and a football banning order.

The men, a 28-year-old from Ringwood in Hampshire and a 36-year-old from Wokingham, have been released on bail until next month.

Both handed themselves in to police after the photos were published online and in newspapers. They were questioned about offences under the Football Offences Act.

Portsmouth FC’s Sol Campbell, a former England defender, was subject to abusive taunts from the crowd during a Premiership game against Tottenham Hotspur on September 28th.

Homophobic abuse is against the rules at every Premier League and Football League club.

The Football Association’s decision to amend the ground regulations was approved in 2007 after consultation with the leagues.

Anyone with further information should contact Operation Decorum on 0845 045 45 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Two men questioned over Sol Campbell abuseTwo men questioned over Sol Campbell abuse