Search

Leyton Orient still investigating after reports of homophobic chanting at last weekend's match with Luton Town

PUBLISHED: 10:52 21 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:52 21 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

No spectators reported the matter to stewards or police officers on duty at the game

Leyton Orient have confirmed an investigation is ongoing following reports of homophobic chanting at last weekend’s League Two match with Luton Town at Brisbane Road, but that no spectators reported the matter to stewards or police officers on duty at the game.

Both clubs released a statement shortly after the incident and the Hatters confirmed earlier in the week they were still looking into the matter.

A statement on the official Orient website, read: “Following reports of homophobic chanting at our home game last Saturday, both ourselves and Luton Town have worked together in our investigation into this matter.

“Unfortunately the incident was not reported by any spectators to stewards and police officers on duty at the game, which makes retrospectively identifying and prosecuting any individual or group of individuals very difficult.

“Investigations are currently ongoing and both clubs will continue to co-operate fully with the police and their enquires into the incident.

“The police will continue to work closely with Luton police, and throughout the investigation will keep both clubs informed of any developments.

“Leyton Orient prides itself as a club for the community, and supports the FA’s Football v Homophobia campaign.

“We believe in a fair and equal game, regardless of protected characteristics and will continue to support such initiatives with the help of the Fans for Diversity Hub at the Matchroom Stadium, which was unveiled at the start of the season with the aim of creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for supporters from all backgrounds.

“Homophobic or discriminatory chanting has no place at Leyton Orient Football Club and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with regulations.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 21:41

Carl Fletcher's first game in charge of Orient was turned into a nightmare by his former club at Home Park.

Yesterday, 16:00

Leyton Orient head coach Carl Fletcher has admitted League Two has changed drastically since he managed in it with Plymouth Argyle ahead of their clash.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient will make the long trip to Plymouth Argyle for new head coach Carl Fletcher's first match in charge.

Yesterday, 10:00

NIHL South Two: Lee Valley Lions 4 Invicta Mustangs 11

Yesterday, 09:00

Leyton Orient assistant coach Ross Embleton has lauded the impact of striker Matt Harrold since taking his chance in the starting line-up.

Hammers Mark Noble clearly still hurts to lose after Goodison Park misery

Mon, 20:30

Leyton Orient have been handed a home tie against Isthmian North side Maldon & Tiptree in the first round of the FA Cup.

Mon, 16:00

Leyton Orient striker James Alabi 'over the moon' to find the net in their 4-0 victory over Grimsby Town as the new head coach Carl Fletcher watched from the stands.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists