Police drops investigation of homophobic chants at Chelsea v Manchester United game

The Metropolitan Police has closed an investigation into allegations of homophobic chanting at Chelsea's FA Cup win over Manchester United earlier this month.

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A complaint was made on March 14, a day after Chelsea’s 1-0 quarter-final success in a fiery contest at Stamford Bridge, and was focused on the chant of “Chelsea rent boys” directed from the visiting supporters.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Officers at Hammersmith and Fulham borough received an allegation on Tuesday, March 14 of homophobic chanting at the Chelsea v Manchester United football match at Stamford Bridge on Monday, March 13.

“Following initial police enquiries it was concluded that the matter did not meet the threshold for further investigation and the matter is now closed.”

The Football Association is aware of the chant, which has often been used in fixtures between the two clubs.

Manchester United fans not that innocent

Once again football fans escape homophobic chants investigations, someone inside the football community should start to take this very seriously – instead making poor excuses – end homophobic chanting – police might think it’s innocent, but the chanting of “Chelsea Rent Boys” has homophobic undertones.