By PA Sport Staff
Chelsea’s official LGBTQ+ supporters group has condemned alleged homophobic chanting from Nottingham Forest fans during Sunday’s game at the City Ground.
The Premier League match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, was shown live on Sky Sports.
The PA news agency understands Forest are investigating the alleged chants.
A tweet from Chelsea Pride read: “We totally condemn the Chelsea Rent Boy chant that can be heard at the City Ground.
We totally condemn the Chelsea Rent Boy chant that can be heard at the city ground. Time to call this out the game is live on @SkySportsPL
This is now classed as a hate crime. #NoToHate #RetireTheChant @ChelseaFC @FvHtweets @PrideinFootball @SportsMediaLGBT
— Chelsea Pride ⭐️⭐️🏆 (@ChelseaPride_) January 1, 2023
“Time to call this out the game is live on @SkySportsPL This is now classed as a hate crime.”
Forest’s own LGBTQ+ group said it was embarrassed and ashamed by the abuse and apologised on behalf of those responsible.
A twitter post from LGBTQ+ Trickies read: “From all genuine #NFFC fans, please accept our apologies, not only do we hope @NottPolFootball will do their best to take action, we would hope @NFFC release a statement condoning (sic) this and take necessary action.
“We are embarrassed and ashamed.”