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Liverpool and Derby condemn racist and homophobic chants

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Liverpool and Derby have condemned racist and homophobic chants made by fans at their games over the weekend.

Liverpool released a statement yesterday evening on social media condemning the “offensive and inappropriate” homophobic chanting aimed at Norwich’s on loan Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, by a section of away fans, following Norwich’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Carrow Road.

The club said: “We urge supporters to remember the inclusive values of the club and to refrain from using it in the future.” 

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Chelsea Pride, Chelsea's official LGBT+ supporters' group, said in a statement on Sunday: "Chelsea Pride condemns the actions from a section of Liverpool FC fans who subjected our on-loan Billy Gilmour to homophobic chants at Carrow Road yesterday.

"We stand in solidarity with Kick It Out, Liverpool FC, Kop Outs and Proud Canaries in condemning this and all homophobic behaviour. There’s no place for hate in football”

Derby County also took to social media to condemn a number of fans chanting racist comments towards Kamil Jozwiak, as well as a number of homophobic slurs aimed at a Peterborough player during the Posh’s 2-1 Championship win on Saturday.

The club confirmed in a tweet they would “work with relevant authorities to determine who these individuals were”, adding, “enough is enough.”

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