Three fans arrested for alleged homophobic and racist abuse in Brighton vs Chelsea

Three fans were arrested for alleged unacceptable abuse during Brighton &hovealbion1-1drawathomeagainstchelseainthepremierleagueonnewyear'sday,thesouthcoast-basedpremierleagueclubsaidonthursday.


The Chelsea fan was removed for alleged homophobic abuse of local fans. The three were arrested for Sussex Police out of the stadium and now face prosecution.

"Yet again our safety and stewarding team, along with Sussex Police , have had to deal with three separate and unwanted instances of disgusting racist and homophobic abuse," Brighton 's chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said.

If the possibility of a lifelong ban on watching your clubs play football is not a strong enough deterrent, we have to ask ourselves whether the courts should have the power to impose more severe penalties.

Football can only do so much, and we are tired of the reputation of the game being tarnished by these people.

Incidents of racism have affected several Premier league games this season, including another Brighton match last month when two Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were arrested during a 2-2 draw between the two teams at Amex Stadium.