´Homophobic chants unacceptable’ say Leeds United after Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher abused

Leeds United said anti-gay chants directed at Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher were “unacceptable” after the two teams played on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Elland Road during the Rainbow Laces campaign in the Premier League to support LGBTQ+ integration.

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“We are aware of anti-gay chant directed at a Crystal Palace player and want to be very clear that this is not acceptable,” a Leeds statement said.

We will continue to work closely with Marching Out Together [Leeds United’s LGBT+ supporters’ group] And all our support groups to make sure we do everything we can to eliminate homophobia and any other form of discrimination from our football club.

Gallagher has been in good form this season with Palace, who joined him in the summer on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The official LGBT+ blues support group expressed their disappointment with the chants at Elland Road.

“This is not okay and should not happen,” Chelsea Pride said.

Homophobia, heterophobia, and transphobia have no place in football or in society.

“All forms of discrimination must be kicked out of the game we all love.

“We need clubs and authorities to take a stronger stance towards those fans who use this language.”

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