From racism to homophobia: Chelsea’s toxic fans keep up their nasty work

Chelsea fans

January 4 – A Chelsea supporter has been banned from attending games for three years after being found guilty of homophobic chants during the club’s Premier League game at Brighton and Hove Albion last month.

George Bradley pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday to the offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. The 20-year-old was also fined £965.

Last month Chelsea suspended four supporters from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling takes place.

The club also condemned a vocal minority of their fans for anti-Semitic chants directed at Tottenham Hotspur during a Europa League match with MOL Vidi in Hungary.

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