EXCLUSIVE: Wolves' 17-song list of homophobic chants given to stewards
EXCLUSIVE: Wolves’ 17-song list of homophobic chants handed out to stewards to listen out for when facing Brighton in the Premier League
- Wolves’ list of potential homophobic chants to monitor has been revealed
- The club issued a list of 17 chants for Molineux stewards and staff to listen out for
- On Saturday Wolves faced Brighton, a club often targeted by homophobic songs
Wolverhampton Wanderers released a list of 17 homophobic chants to their stewards before their clash with Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, Mail Sport can exclusively reveal.
Wolves hosted Brighton a club often targeted by homophobic songs, on Saturday at Molineux in a game the visiting Seagulls won 4-1.
Ahead of the game, home stewards and security staff were briefed on potential anti-gay songs and actions as part of a drive to ensure an ‘enjoyable, safe and welcoming environment’ for all fans.
The statement also urged staff to take action against any potential discrimination given the away fans in particular ‘may react adversely if no perceived action is taken’ against any forms of homophobia.
Some of the chants on the list include: ‘Up your a*** m’lord, up your a***’, ‘Soft Southern p******s’ and ‘You only sing when you’re b***ing’, among several others.
Wolverhampton Wanderers released a list of potential homophobic chants to stewards before their clash with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, Mail Sport can exclusively reveal
Last season, five Wolves supporters were ejected from Molineux for homophobic chants
Some of the chants on the list seen by Mail Sport include: ‘Up your a*** m’lord, up your a***’, ‘Soft Southern p******s’ and ‘You only sing when you’re b***ing’, among several others
There were also warnings to look and listen out for any shouts of ‘fa****s’, ‘gay’ or ‘n***e’, and/or ‘physical limp-wristed gestures’.
Wolves indicated to Mail Sport that the document is good practice in terms of informing stewards about what constitutes discrimination.
The 17 chants that Wolves stewards are told to look out for
- We can see you holding hands
- You’re just a town full of fa****s
- You’re just a town full of b*****s
- We always s**g girls
- Brighton take it up the b*m
- Does your boyfriend know you’re here?
- Go home you gayers
- Up your a*** m’lord, up your a***
- Soft Southern p******s
- Up your a***, up your a***
- What’s it like to suck a c***?
- The referee’s a gay boy
- Gay and you know you are
- Do you take it up the a***?
- You’re queer and you know you are
- You only sing when you’re b***ing
- Have you ever s*****d a girl?
- Plus: Any shouts of ‘fa****s’, ‘gay’ or ‘n***e’
- Physical limp-wristed gestures
The club added that the briefing came alongside their official anti-discrimination statement posted online before the Brighton match.
In July, Wolves were fined £100,000 by the FA after homophobic chants by Wolves fans in the home game against Chelsea at Molineux.
The Midlands side was also issued with an action plan by English football’s governing body, including raising awareness of unacceptable behaviour.
In the previous season’s fixture against Brighton, five home fans were ejected for homophobic chanting, with three followed up by West Midlands Police – resulting in two criminal convictions.
The statement read: ‘With Wolves set to host Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux this weekend, the club is reaffirming its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.
‘Supporters who are not prosecuted by police or issued a Football Banning Order are still at risk of being banned from all Wolves matches if deemed to have contravened Wolves’ Acceptable Behaviour Policy…
‘Whilst creating an incredible atmosphere at Molineux is what our supporters do best, Wolves urge fans to consider the acceptability of their behaviour and whether it crosses a line into discrimination or illegality, while thinking also of the other people in the stadium who may be impacted as a result of their actions.
‘For avoidance of doubt, homophobic abuse is considered a hate crime in the UK, and while the laws predominantly deal with crimes committed directly against LGBTQ+ people, it also includes crimes committed where the suspect has mistakenly identified another person as belonging to or associated with the LGBTQ+ community and/or a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
‘PC Stuart Ward, football hate crime officer from West Midlands Police, said: “There is no place for discrimination in football, or society in general, we will always fully investigate any reports we receive from supporters, and we’ll seek to bring those involved before the courts to face punishment.”‘
Supporters were also encouraged to reports any incidents involving discrimination to stewards or to the club directly via a text hotline.
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