Pressure on Theresa May : Labour backs Tory MP bid to outlaw homophobic chants at football games

In a rare show of cross-party unity, Shadow Equalities Minister Dawn Butler said it was «the next important step to making discrimination in sport a thing of the past».

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The move piles pressure on the UK Government to heed the growing calls and back the legislative tweak amid concerns about gay rights in Russia during the World Cup.

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Damian Collins, the Tory chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, launched the drive this week in a bid to make football «a sport that is truly open to everyone».

In a report last year, his committee said fans who display homophobic attitudes at matches should face «immediate, lengthy bans», while sports authorities must adopt a «zero tolerance» approach.

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