Brighton will hand an indefinite ban to a soccer supporter who was convicted of shouting homophobic abuse throughout a Premier League match on the Amex Stadium.
Luke Reece, 21, was overheard directing abuse at close by Brighton followers by a member of membership workers within the recreation towards Arsenal on October 2.
Reece tried to go away the bottom after realising he had been noticed, however he was stopped by workers and police earlier than being arrested.
Following a trial at Brighton Magistrates Court docket, Reece was on Tuesday convicted of indecent chanting at a delegated soccer match and can serve a soccer banning order for 3 years. He was additionally fined and ordered to pay prices.
Brighton labored carefully with Sussex Police on the case and following the responsible verdict will implement their very own further sanctions.
“We’ve got a zero-tolerance method on all types of anti-social behaviour and this consists of any type of abuse,” a membership spokesman stated on Thursday.
“We labored carefully with Sussex Police to determine and prosecute the person involved and we welcome the responsible verdict from the courts.
“The person may even be topic to an indefinite ban from the Amex.”
Hate will not win
Sky Sports activities is dedicated to creating skysports.com and our channels on social media platforms a spot for remark and debate that is freed from abuse, hate and profanity.
For extra info, please go to: www.skysports.com/againstonlinehate
If you happen to see a reply to Sky Sports activities posts and/or content material with an expression of hate on the premise of race, intercourse, color, gender, nationality, ethnicity, incapacity, faith, sexuality, age or class, please copy the URL to the hateful publish and screengrab it and e-mail us right here.
Kick It Out reporting homophobic abuse
Kick It Out is soccer’s equality and inclusion organisation – working all through the soccer, academic and neighborhood sectors to problem discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and marketing campaign for constructive change.