Southampton fan arrested for homophobic gestures during match


Police have arrested a man for making a “homophobic hand gesture” during a match between Premier League clubs Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion on September 17th.The spokesperson for Hampshire Police confirmed the arrest in the wake of the inappropriate gestures the man showed to the fans of the rivaling team. “A 25-year-old man from Southampton was arrested under Section 5 of the Public Order Act. He has been released from police custody but remains under investigation,” the spokesperson added. A Twitter account for Hampshire Police’s football unit also posted about the incident, writing that this abusive homophobic incident was the only thing that spoiled the great atmosphere of the game.Brighton, the UK’s unofficial gay capital, has previously been targeted with homophobic abuse at football matches. In August 2017, Leicester City ejected a number of fans from its stadium for homophobic chanting in a home match against Brighton & Hove Albion.


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