Liverpool FC condemns ‘offensive’ homophobic chants at Chelsea match
Liverpool football club has condemned “inappropriate and offensive” chants from fans at a match against Chelsea.
The football club spoke out against the chanting at the team’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea at the Anfield stadium on Sunday (April 14).
Liverpool football club: Homophobic chants are unacceptable
Fans were heard chanting “Chelsea rent boys” during the match, despite a push to clamp down on homophobic language.
The club said: “The club is concerned about a chant from some of our fans, specifically referencing Chelsea, as inappropriate and offensive.
“We would urge all Liverpool supporters to respect each other and stop such chants as they do not reflect the inclusivity that the club stands for.
“As a proud member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme, we are committed to LGBT equality across all areas of the club, and have contacted them and our own affiliated LGBT group Kop Outs for further support.”
On social media, Kop Outs wrote: “Most of our fans know the importance of supporting @LFC positively.
“At Kop Outs, we’re pleased that #LFC takes fan conduct seriously.
“Homophobic chanting is not OK.”
A spokesperson for Chelsea said: “We welcome Liverpool FC’s acknowledgement of homophobic chants from home supporters at the game and their commitment to rid such sentiment from their stadium.”
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