Kick It Out update following reports of discrimination
Following allegations of discrimination at two English Football League fixtures at the weekend, Kick It Out has issued the following update.
“We have been alerted to alleged incidents of homophobic chanting at Leyton Orient, involving Luton Town supporters, and racial abuse at Derby County, involving Leeds United supporters, both from Saturday 15 October 2016.
Kick It Out has passed the reports on to the relevant authorities and will continue to pursue the complaints and where appropriate liaise with the clubs.”
Leyton Orient vow to act after homophobic chanting from Luton fans
Leyton Orient have vowed to act after homophobic chanting was heard from sections of Luton fans during their League Two match on Saturday.
Fans chanted obscenely to a group of men in a block of flats which overlooked the Matchroom Stadium. Orient released a statement following the incident, which read: “We were made aware of homophobic chanting from sections of the Luton Town fans and will be dealing with it retrospectively. All information will be passed on to Luton Town.
“We do not condone racial or homophobic chanting at Leyton Orient FC and any such offender would be dealt with accordingly.”
Luton said they had been unaware of such chants, but said the club would look at what had happened. A Luton spokesman said: “We will take a review of the situation on Monday, but as a club we do not condone any kind of discriminatory chanting or comments from our supporters, and any serious abuse will be dealt with.”
From: The Guardian