NOTTINGHAM FOREST have condemned their own fans for allegedly aiming “concerning chants” at Chelsea supporters during their game on Sunday.
Reporters at the match claim the chants in question where of a homophobic nature.
The Athletic’s Simon Johnson tweeted: “Homophobic chant from Forest fans.”
This prompted Forest to release a statement following the final whistle.
And they were swift to ensure an investigation will take place into the matter.
Their tweet read: “The Club are aware of reports concerning chants aimed at Chelsea supporters from a minority of fans this evening and do not condone any type of discriminatory or offensive behaviour.
“The matter will be fully investigated.”
Chelsea Pride, the club’s official LGBTQ+ group, then also released a statement.
They said: “We totally condemn the Chelsea Rent Boy chant that can be heard at the city ground.
“Time to call this out the game is live on @SkySportsPL.
“This is now classed as a hate crime.”
This is not the first example of alleged homophobic chanting in the Premier League this season.
In response, United boss Erik ten Hag said: “I think it doesn’t belong in the stands but when I call the stands, I mention the stands, I mean the whole stadium.
“Because also when Rapha Varane came out, it was the same, the other side, the Chelsea fans. So we all don’t do it.”
And Chelsea boss Graham Potter added: “It’s clear we’ve still got a lot of work to do.”