Former England footballer Sol Campbell faced homophobic abuse during matches


The ex-Arsenal defender, 44, recently became the manager of fourth-tier team Macclesfield Town FC. And during one of the latest matches of this team he claims there were homophobic chants from football fans. Cheltenham fan director Dave Beesley confirmed to GloucestershireLive that there had been several reports of homophobic chants against Campbell. Cheltenham has issued a statement condemning the abuse, saying that discrimination against people on the basis of their ability, religion, nationality, race, social status (marriage, pregnancy etc.), gender identity or sexuality is illegal and it cannot be accepted. The club added: “The aim of Cheltenham Town FC’s Equality Policy is to promote our own equality objectives and in doing so, help to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. Football is for everyone; it belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it, whether as a player, official, staff member or spectator. Please assist us in making the Jonny-Rocks Stadium a place where everyone can watch football without having to endure discriminatory abuse.”


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