Premier League side Arsenal is investigating homophobic abuse from fans during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton.

A section of the club fans was not happy with how their team played and according to the BBC, two supporters were ejected from Emirates Stadium during the game.

In a statement, Arsenal said: “We will take the strongest action possible against perpetrators who can be identified. We’d also like to remind supporters that homophobic abuse is a hate crime and punishable by the law.”

“We stepped up stewarding operations in areas where abuse was reported. Arsenal should be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. Any kind of discriminatory abuse is not welcome at our club.”

The incident comes a week after Brighton banned an Arsenal fan for homophobic abuse when the two sides met at Brighton’s Amex Stadium in October.


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