Cheltenham ‘saddened’ by alleged homophobic abuse in Charlton game | Soccer News

Cheltenham Town say they are “saddened” by reports of alleged homophobic abuse during Saturday’s League One draw with Charlton Athletic.

The club said police were investigating the alleged incident at Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Sky Sports News contacted Gloucestershire Police and Charlton for comment.

Cheltenham said: “We are aware of reports of homophobic abuse during this afternoon’s game against Charlton Athletic.

“We are saddened by the incident, which is being dealt with by the police. We will have no further comment at this time.

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Highlights of the 1-1 draw between Cheltenham Town and Charlton Athletic in League One

“Cheltenham Town have a zero tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination and work closely with Proud Robins and the Robins Trust to promote football for all at Jonny-Rocks Stadium, regardless of background.

“Proud Robins, our new LGBTQ+ supporter network, was launched in December to foster inclusion within the club. We will continue to work closely with everyone to ensure that all supporters can enjoy football in a safe environment. safe and welcoming.

“We encourage fans to report discriminatory behavior to their nearest steward so that appropriate action can be taken.”

In a tweet, Proud Robins said: “We are bitterly disappointed to hear reports of homophobic abuse at today’s game. Discriminatory abuse is a hate crime and anyone who uses it is not a fan and must bear all the consequences.”

Chuks Aneke’s last-gasp equalizer nullified Dan Nlundulu’s earlier goal to hand Charlton a 1-1 draw, leaving Cheltenham 13th in League One.

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