Homophobic chants claims investigated following the start of the Rainbow Laces Campaign

Homophobic chants claims investigated following the start of the Rainbow Laces Campaign

Huddersfield Town have launched an investigation on reports of homophobic abuse during the weekend’s defeat against Brighton.

Huddersfield have said they will issue banning orders to fans proven to have partaken in such chanting. "This is not something Huddersfield Town will allow or accept," said a club statement.

The weekend's Premier League matches marked the start of the rainbow laces campaign, which is a show of support for the LGBT community. The League’s wider relationship includes working with clubs to ensure diversity and equality is a key part of their community programmes.

The campaign began Friday 30 November and will run to Wednesday 5 December where all Premier League matches will feature a bespoke Rainbow Laces pitch flag, ball plinth, handshake board and substitutes board. Rainbow captain’s armbands and laces will also be available for players. LED boards will highlight the campaign and the League’s social media channels will feature a rainbow Premier League logo and promote campaign messages.

You can read more about the campaign here.