Two ‘homophobic’ football fans arrested at Brighton match

Posted On 09 Dec 2019 at 1:33 pm

Two football fans were arrested on suspicion of making homophobic gestures at the Brighton match against Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

Sussex Police said today: “Two football fans were arrested following reports of homophobic gestures made at the Amex Stadium on Sunday 8 December.

“The suspects – both away fans during Brighton and Hove Albion’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers – were identified by club stewards and arrested on suspicion of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

“The two men – aged 46 and 48, and both from Bridgnorth, in Shropshire – have been released under investigation pending further inquiries.”

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