Police launch investigation into alleged anti-gay chants at Chelsea v Man U match
A police investigation has been launched into allegations of homophobic chants by Manchester United fans as the team played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Man U were knocked out of the FA cup by Chelsea after losing 1-0 at the game.
But fans of Manchester United are now being investigated after being accused of chanting a homophobic slur.
Fans were alleged to have chanted ‘Chelsea Rent Boys’ during the match.
The revelation was made in the Sun on Tuesday.
Manchester United earlier this month became the first sports team to partner with Stonewall, in a “ground-breaking” initiative.
After joining in with Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign last year, the club – which is worth £2.2 billion, the third-most in the world – moved to cement its relationship with the charity and the LGBT community.
The partnership will see United’s ground play host to Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Summit in May, with sports leaders gathering at Old Trafford to gain skills and knowledge for LGBT activism.
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