Derby County fans banned for homophobic chanting
Two Derby County fans have been banned from all football matches for three years after admitting to shouting homophobic abuse at opposition supporters.
Brothers Shane and Daniel Davies, who are season-ticket holders at Pride Park, have been banned from all matches in the UK and abroad after Brighton Magistrates Court handed down three year bans and fines of £160 and £87 respectively.
The pair were reprimanded for the abuse that took place at Brighton’s Amnex Stadium in early August when they were found to be directing their abuse at the Seagulls fans and Derbyshire Constabulary have welcomed the decision.
“This type of behaviour is unacceptable and using it in a football stadium is no different,” PC Allan Guy told the BBC News.
“Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to supporters that action will be taken against anyone causing offence by using this type of language.”
The move will also be welcomed by groups such as Kick It Out that have been campaigning to remove such unsavoury incidents from the game. A step in the right direction.