Chelsea confirm Man Utd fans ejected for homophobic chants

Chelsea confirm Man Utd fans ejected for homophobic chants

Chelsea have revealed that they denied a number of away supporters entry into Stamford Bridge for Monday night's Premier League clash with Manchester United and later ejected others from the stadium due to homophobic chanting.

The Blues issued a statement via their official website late on Tuesday evening in which they said that each fan concerned would be banned from attending any future matches at the Bridge.

Chelsea added that they have passed on the details of the supporters concerned to Manchester United, "so they can take appropriate action".

The statement concluded: "Chelsea Football Club is a diverse and inclusive club and will always take firm action against all forms of discriminatory behaviour."

Manchester United later said that a song sung by some fans runs "counter" to the club's values and that they would continue to engage in campaigns to raise awareness and fight discrimination.

"Manchester United has a long-standing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, embodied through our £AllRedAllEqual initiative," a club spokesman told the Press Association.

"We were the first club to sign up to the TeamPride coalition and continue to collaborate with Stonewall and other anti-discriminatory organisations in this area.

"Our fans were vocal as always in their support for the team on Monday night and we appreciate that loyal backing. However, this song directed against Chelsea FC - or any other club - by some of our fans runs counter to our values.

"We will continue to engage in campaigns to raise awareness and fight discrimination in all forms."

United won Monday night's top-flight contest 2-0 thanks to a goal in each half from forward Anthony Martial and captain Harry Maguire. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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