Police investigate homophobic leaflet at West Ham

first_imgThe London Stadium fixture was marred by clashes between supporters in the closing stages, with the police making seven arrests as a result.However, a flyer aiming to incite homophobic chanting at Chelsea captain John Terry, which spread widely on social media, will also form part of an investigation into the scenes.A Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police are aware of a leaflet handed out before the match containing homophobic contents. This will form part of the post-match investigation.”West Ham “unreservedly” condemned the actions of sections of supporters swiftly after the game.A club spokesperson said: “West Ham United are completely and utterly committed to tackling all forms of discrimination in football.”Working with the Metropolitan Police Service, the club will be investigating the alleged distribution of these flyers, and will take the strongest possible action against those responsible.”Slaven Bilic’s side won 2-1 to progess to the quarter-finals.last_img read more

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