Wycombe Wanderers blast ‘homophobic’ fan comments in club statement

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Wycombe Wanderers have denounced alleged ‘homophobic’ comments from away fans during the club’s home game against Oxford United.

Police are investigating “homophobic comments” made during the second half of the match at Adams Park.

The home side have now issued a statement condemning the actions and confirmed the club are investigating the incident, along with officers from Thames Valley Police.

Read more: Homophobic comments at Wycombe Wanderers vs Oxford United football match spark Thames Valley Police investigation

A club spokesman said a “zero tolerance approach” was in place regarding “any form” of discrimination.

The statement read: “Wycombe Wanderers were delighted to welcome their biggest crowd of the season to Adams Park on Saturday, and thank the Chairboys and Oxford supporters for coming out to play their part in another absorbing afternoon of football. of Ligue 1.

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“The club are however investigating a small number of incidents that occurred throughout the day in relation to discriminatory abuse, pitch incursions and crowd disturbances.

“The safety and well-being of everyone in the stadium – including the players – is paramount at all times.

“The club also has a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and applauds those who have reported incidents involving homophobic and racist language.

“Every incident is investigated and appropriate action will be taken.”

An 18-year-old man from Thame in Oxfordshire has been arrested for an unrelated incident of trespassing and given a conditional warning for the offence.

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