Following a report on homophobia at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club matches, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has condemned the use of anti-gay chants and slurs by opposition fans.
Fans of Brighton & Hove Albion have reported to the Football Association (FA) that they are on the receiving end of homophobic remarks at more than half of the games that Brighton & Hove Albion play. Mike has condemned the continued abuse and is backing the Football V Homophobia campaign, an international initiative that aims to rid football of homophobia. For more information, click here.
Commenting, Mike said, I am shocked that in 2013 homophobia is still rife at football matches across the country, but particularly against the fans and players of Brighton & Hove Albion. I dont see any reason why all professional football clubs cannot sign up to the Football V Homophobia campaign and seriously address this offensive behaviour. Homophobic comments of any kind are totally unacceptable and have no place in sport or civilised society.