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CLUB STATEMENT: Luton Town

21 October 2016

Investigation ongoing following homophobic chants at last weekend's Sky Bet League Two match against Luton Town at the Matchroom Stadium.

Following reports of homophobic chanting at our home game last Saturday, both ourselves and Luton Town have worked together in our investigation into this matter.

Unfortunately the incident was not reported by any spectators to stewards and police officers on duty at the game, which makes retrospectively identifying and prosecuting any individual or group of individuals very difficult. Investigations are currently ongoing and both clubs will continue to co-operate fully with the police and their enquires into the incident.

The police will continue to work closely with Luton police, and throughout the investigation will keep both clubs informed of any developments.

Leyton Orient Football Club prides itself as a club for the community, and supports the FA’s Football v Homophobia campaign.

We believe in a fair and equal game, regardless of protected characteristics and will continue to support such initiatives with the help of the Fans for Diversity Hub at the Matchroom Stadium, which was unveiled at the start of the season with the aim of creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for supporters from all backgrounds.

Homophobic or discriminatory chanting has no place at Leyton Orient Football Club and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with regulations.


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