Tottenham has condemned the homophobic chanting that took place in certain sections during their Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat to Chelsea. It was a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge for manager Antonio Conte as Chelsea put one leg into the final at Wembley. Both Chelsea and Tottenham condemned the homophobic chants from the Spurs fans. The incident comes after a number of clubs issued statements in the past.
“The club is extremely disappointed by homophobic chanting from sections of our support at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night,” Tottenham said in a statement after the Carabao Cup semi-final. “We work closely with our LGBTQ+ fan group Proud Lilywhites to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at our Club and are proud to display the Progress Flag in our stadium on matchdays.”
“No one should suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity, and we urge supporters not to use this chant,” the statement added. “Homophobic chanting at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should be reported by texting HPH and location details to 07537 404821. At other stadia, it should be reported to the nearest steward or via the home club’s reporting number. There is no place for discrimination at Tottenham Hotspur.”