Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

Three fans were arrested at the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea for their disrespecting and unacceptable homophobic chants on Saturday. Supporters at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday (8 April) refused to stop singing homophobic chants, despite being warned verbally by the officials. The Wolves vs Chelsea match ended in 1-0 with the hosts, Wolves winning the match. 

The fans who were chanting homophobic remarks were earlier given verbal warnings by the stadium announcer saying that they will be thrown out of the stadium or charged if they continue the chants. 

However, as the chants continued in the second half, the West Midlands Police arrested three men, aged 32, 24, and 21. The officials of the Premier League condemned the chants and, in an official statement said, “The homophobic chanting heard at the Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Chelsea fixture today has no place in football or society. The Premier League condemns all forms of discrimination. Football is for everyone."

However, the official statement of Chelsea said, “It condemns the homophobic chanting by some home fans at Molineux this afternoon. Chelsea will continue to work closely with Chelsea Pride and the broader football community to eradicate these vile chants from our game.”

The Superintendent, Sallie Chrchill said, "What we heard at the match was incredibly disappointing. In response to the chants, supporters were reminded by a public address system announcement that discriminatory behavior and chants of this nature will not be tolerated."

The arrested fans are on bail right now, and the police are continuing their investigation. They are said to be checking CCTV recordings and will make further arrests as more faces come out.