Everton investigating reports of homophobic chanting during win over Chelsea

Everton investigating reports of homophobic chanting during win over Chelsea

Everton have confirmed they are investigating reports of homophobic chanting during Saturday's 3-1 Premier League victory over Chelsea.

In a statement released via the official club website on Sunday evening, Everton said both the club and English football's equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out had received "reports of a homophobic chant being aimed at Chelsea’s fans by a small section of the home crowd".

They added: "Homophobia has no place within our stadium, our Club, our community or our game. The Club strongly condemns such behaviour and is carrying out a thorough investigation which will include liaison with Merseyside Police.

"Matchgoers who have information relating to any form of discrimination should email [email protected]"

The alleged abuse came during a week in which the Premier League has backed Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people in sport.
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