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Leyton Orient and Luton Town investigating reports of homophobic chanting during Saturday’s match

PUBLISHED: 14:30 17 October 2016

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road home (pic: Play With A Legend).

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road home (pic: Play With A Legend).

Mathew Parri Thomas 2016

League Two clubs have both released statement confirming they do not condone discriminatory chanting from supporters

Leyton Orient and Luton Town have vowed to act after homophobic chanting was heard from sections of the Hatters fans during their League Two match on Saturday.

The O’s released the follow statement, 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.

“We are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the incident and will be sharing all relevant information with Luton Town in order to identify any offenders.

“Leyton Orient do not condone homophobic or discriminatory chanting of any sort and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with regulations.”

Meanwhile Luton released the following statement this afternoon, which read: “We are in contact with Leyton Orient on allegations from Saturday’s game.

“In response to various media reports over the weekend regarding allegations of homophobic chanting by Luton Town supporters at Leyton Orient during Saturday’s match, officials of the football club have been in contact with Leyton Orient and are seeking to cooperate fully with any investigation that may follow.

“We have yet to receive any reports, but if and when any evidence and information is passed on to the club, it will be assessed with the greatest scrutiny.

“Luton Town do not condone any kind of discriminatory chanting or comments from our supporters and any serious abuse will be dealt with.

“As a club we totally abhor any kind of discriminatory behaviour and, as we have in the past, will be working together with Kick It Out to have a match day later in the season at Kenilworth Road dedicated to their activities.”


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