Tottenham “extremely disappointed” after allegations of homophobic chanting at Stamford Bridge

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Tottenham have been forced into condemning a section of their away fans via an official statement after homophobic chants were allegedly sung at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs endured an evening to forget in West London having been royally played off of the park by rivals Chelsea. The only positive from Antonio Conte’s perspective was that his former side didn’t score more than two.

Sadly, there is another grey cloud hanging over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this morning after the club were forced into releasing an official statement revealing their extreme disappointment at homophobic chants from the away end on Wednesday night.

“The Club is extremely disappointed by homophobic chanting from sections of our support at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

We work closely with our LGBTQ+ fan group Proud Lilywhites to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at our Club and are proud to display the Progress Flag in our stadium on matchday.

No one should suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity, and we urge supporters not to use this chant.

Homophobic chanting at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should be reported by texting HPH and location details to 07537 404821. At other stadia, it should be reported to the nearest steward or via the home club’s reporting number.

There is no place for discrimination at Tottenham Hotspur.”

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The statement references the “Chelsea rentboys” chant which is all too commonly heard in games involving the Blues, with fans not understanding the historical context and how offensive it is to members of the LGBTQ+ community, whether they be Chelsea fans or not.

With Tottenham having two more fixtures against Chelsea coming up this month, we can only hope that the strongly-worded statement from their club deters the supporters from singing the chant.