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Police investigating Burnley 'homophobic' chanting
1:23pm Thursday 6th March 2014 in News
POLICE in Sussex are looking into footage shown on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme of Burnley fans apparently chanting homophobic abuse.
Undercover footage showed some Clarets fans chanting the abuse in Burnley’s away game against Brighton and Hove Albion last August.
Brighton and Hove Chief Inspector Katy Woolford said: “Sussex Police is working in partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion to challenge any form of hate crime at matches at the Amex.
“We are proud of our reputation across the country and this is echoed by supporters both home and away.
“When officers become aware that homophobic or racist abuse is taking place, there is an expectation that they will take action, using their professional judgement as to what the appropriate course of action should be.
“We are not complacent and accept there is more to be done. We will consider the footage shown on Dispatches and will continue to work with Brighton and Hove Albion to challenge unacceptable behaviour.”
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