Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Mike Cooper has reported listening to homophobic slurs throughout Saturday’s League One match at Accrington Stanley.
Accrington are investigating the matter and say they’ll take ‘acceptable motion’ if required.
Plymouth received 4-1 to take over on the prime of the League One desk
After the match, Argyle launched a press release that learn: “Through the second half of our Sky Guess League One fixture at Accrington Stanley, one among our gamers reported being subjected to constant homophobic slurs from a small variety of supporters inside the stadium.
“Plymouth Argyle condemns this behaviour within the strongest attainable phrases, and applauds our gamers for taking a stand within the battle in opposition to discrimination.
“We might additionally prefer to thank our colleagues at Accrington Stanley, who’ve acted swiftly and supportively to start an investigation to establish the people concerned.
“Soccer is for everybody, and the membership stays dedicated to taking part in our half to construct a extra inclusive sport.
“The membership will work with anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out in addition to the related soccer authorities on the matter, and can present no additional remark presently.”
Stanley prides itself on being an inclusive group membership and we are going to take the suitable motion if required. pic.twitter.com/telKoLRd2D
— Accrington Stanley FC (@ASFCofficial) November 13, 2021
Goalkeeper Cooper posted on Twitter: “And to the @ASFC official younger followers, homophobic slurs aren’t acceptable.”
Accrington Stanley posted: “#asfc are conscious of a @Twitter remark from the @Only1Argyle goalkeeper with regard to alleged homophobic feedback and are conducting investigations.
“Stanley prides itself on being an inclusive group membership and we are going to take the suitable motion if required.”
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