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Arsenal for Everyone issue reminder to fans heading to Brighton: Get behind team but homophobic ‘banter’ simply not tolerated

PUBLISHED: 20:09 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:18 03 March 2018

Brighton fans arrive for the Premier League match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.PA

Brighton fans arrive for the Premier League match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton.PA

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Ahead of Arsenal playing Brighton on the south coast on Sunday, Arsenal for Everyone have issued a reminder to fans.

With the Gunners set to face Chris Hughton’s Seagulls in the Premier League at the Amex, the foundation – which uses the power of football and the Arsenal name to inspire and support young people in north London and across the globe – has given a gentle warning to travelling supporters.

A spokesman directly appealed to the Gunners support – which is renowned for its unstinting backing on the road – saying: “We want to ask you to get behind the team again at Brighton and to remind all travelling fans that homophobic and discriminatory chanting of all kinds is offensive and will not be tolerated.

“It’s not “banter”, in the same way that racism or any other discrimination isn’t banter, and it’s offensive to home and away supporters alike.

“If you witness any form of homophobic or discriminatory chanting at the match, please report it to the nearest matchday steward.”

To learn more about the great work the Arsenal Foundation does follow them on Twitter @AFC_Foundation.

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