Sports / Other Sports / 

Man arrested after English soccer player reports homophobia



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

TRANMERE, England (AP) — A footballer in England’s third tier reported being subjected to homophobic abuse from the stands, leading to police making one arrest.

Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop told the referee of the abuse at halftime of the League One soccer game at Tranmere as his team won 2-0.

Tranmere says it is “very disappointed to learn of a homophobic comment made.”

In a statement, Merseyside Police condemned “abhorrent incidents.”

Police Chief Inspector Jason Crellin added that "hate crime has no place in our communities, and not least at a showcase sporting event attended and watched by many people."

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast