Derby County fans banned for homophobic chants at Brighton

  • 4 September 2013
  • From the section Sussex

Two Derby County fans who admitted shouting homophobic abuse at Brighton supporters have been banned from football matches for three years.

Brothers Shane, 25, and Daniel Davies, 20, were arrested after a game at Brighton's Amex Stadium on 10 August.

The pair, both Derby County season ticket holders from Brough, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, cannot attend any matches in the UK or abroad.

Shane Davies was order to pay a £160 fine and Daniel Davies fined £87.

They were sentenced at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday after pleading guilty to public order offences at an earlier hearing.

'Not tolerated'

Derbyshire Constabulary said this was the first time Rams fans had been given football banning orders over homophobic abuse.

PC Allan Guy added: "Homophobic abuse won't be tolerated.

"This type of behaviour is unacceptable and using it in a football stadium is no different.

"Hopefully this will serve as a reminder to supporters that action will be taken against anyone causing offence by using this type of language."

Both men were ordered to pay £50 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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