Spurs fan arrested for ‘using homophobic language in vile chant aimed at Chelsea’
A SPURS fan has been arrested for “use of homophobic language” in a vile chant during a match against Chelsea.
The men from North London came away with 2-0 home win in the derby, but it was overshadowed by reports of fans singing discriminatory slogans.
Twitter user Zack Leader reported the abuse online and brought it to the attention of club authorities.
He wrote: “Disgusted and beyond disappointed that before the game even kicked off… I heard homophobic chants from Spurs fans.
“The chant in question is legally a hate crime.
“It had been reported, hopefully something is done.”
He added that the chants had started up again after Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech was shown a red card after an altercation with Emerson Royal, which was later downgraded to a yellow.
Tottenham’s official Twitter account confirmed the action that had been taken over the chants in a short statement.
They wrote: “We can confirm an individual was arrested for use of homophobic language.
“There is no place for discrimination at Tottenham Hotspur.”
The controversy comes just days after the club published a release on its website about it’s support for the Football v Homophobia Month of Action.
The campaign aims to end homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football.
Spurs chose today’s match specifically to display their support for the cause, with the campaign logo displayed across the LED signs and big screens at the game.
In addition, members of the clubs LGBTQ+ supporters club, The Proud Lilywhites, appeared during the halftime show.