A Homophobic Chant Directed Against Conor Gallagher Was Deemed “Inappropriate” By Leeds United

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When the two teams met on Tuesday, a homophobic shout was directed at Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher.

The incident occurred as part of the Premier League’s Rainbow Laces initiative to promote LGBTQ+ acceptance. Raphinha’s late penalty gave the Elland Road side a 1-0 victory.

“We are aware of a homophobic chant directed at a Crystal Palace player and we want to be very clear that this is unacceptable,” said a Leeds statement.

“We will continue to work closely with Marching Out Together [Leeds United’s LGBT+ supporters’ group] and all of our supporter groups to ensure that we do everything within our power to eradicate homophobia and any other form of discrimination from our football club.”

Gallagher is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, whose official LGBTQ+ fans’ group called the bigoted chant “disappointing.”

Source: BBC Sport

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