Everton fans’ homophobic chants at Chelsea condemned by Merseyside club | Football News

Everton condemned the homophobic chants of the club’s fans during the Premier League match at Chelsea.

The Toffees criticized the “unacceptable” behavior of some of their fans at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

A statement from the club on Twitter reads: “Everton condemns the homophobic chorus addressed to a Chelsea player tonight at Stamford Bridge. Such behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the values ​​of our club or our broader fan base.

“Through our ‘All Together Now’ campaign we promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion within our club, our game and our community.

“We expect fans to reflect these values ​​by refraining from any discriminatory chants in the future.”

Everton’s LGBTQ + group Rainbow Toffees said on Twitter: “We have been informed of the chorus of ‘Chelsea Rent Boy’. This is something we totally condemn. It’s wrong, it’s homophobic and it has to stop. We raised this issue with the club in the past and I’ll tell it again. “

Pickford stars while impoverished Everton holds Chelsea

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Chelsea’s draw with Everton in the Premier League.

Jordan Pickford starred as a very impoverished Everton worked their way to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, who lost more ground in the title race.

The England goalkeeper was called upon to make nine saves in a game in which Chelsea had 23 shots on goal, but had only one Mason Mount shot in 70 minutes to prove his dominance. That lead lasted just four minutes when Jarrad Branthwaite landed a sublime Anthony Gordon set piece to equalize.

The draw leaves Chelsea four points behind Manchester City in third place in the Premier League standings.

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