WHITEHAWK have issued a statement after allegations that some of the club’s supporters were victims of homophobic abuse during the game against Littlehampton Town.
The Hawks won the game 1-0 at Littlehampton, meaning they jointly take first place in the Isthmian South East Division.
However, during the match, play was marred when fans were subjected to homophobic slurs, which was condemned by Whitehawk and Littlehampton.
The Hawks released a statement saying: “Whitehawk FC were saddened to hear that some of our fans were subjected to homophobic slurs at last night’s game at Littlehampton Town FC.
“There is no room for bigotry and prejudice in the beautiful game and Whitehawk FC are speaking to the opposing club about the incident.
“Whitehawk FC has a zero-tolerance policy of any abuse on the gated campus and is fully committed to our core value that football is truly for everyone.
“We have spoken to James Askey (Security Officer in Littlehampton Town) and they fully condemn the abuse and are continuing to investigate the matter.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/20668133.whitehawk-littlehampton-fully-condemn-homophobic-abuse-match/?ref=rss Whitehawk and Littlehampton “fully condemn” homophobic abuse during the game