‘Widespread’ homophobia was reported at the Albion v Leeds game

ALBION fans reported homophobic incidents during the Premier League game against Leeds yesterday.

Supporters have complained of being snubbed by Leeds fans both on Amex and on social media.

Twitter users accused Leeds fans of arguing with other viewers, spitting on people and urinating in public.

Whilst a video which appears to show a Leeds fan in the home end was uploaded to social media with the caption ‘Rattered the Gay Boys’.

Leeds eventually lost the game 1-0 as Albion continued their strong start to the new season.

A Sussex Police officer confirmed the force had been dealing with “a number of incidents” yesterday.

Albion fan Jason Martin claims the abuse was “open” and “widespread”.

While another social media user claimed his son took part in the game and “came home with numerous stories of homophobia and aggression.”

Another claimed that Leeds fans in the stadium’s coach park “returned to the homophobia of the 1970s”.

While Twitter user Carl Mortimer said it was “the same thing about the station queue”.

One Albion fan said on Twitter: “This has got to be the worst experience I’ve had on the Amex. There was no police around, they started fights with everyone and broke down barriers. They were so aggressive [and] intimidating.”

While another fan said: “Out of the stadium they were just drunk Nordt***s. I’ve never seen so many public urinations.”

Brighton and Hove Albion have been asked for comment, as has Sussex Police.

Brighton and Hove Albion Police Liaison PC Darren Balkham wrote on Twitter: “There have been a number of incidents that we have dealt with today but unfortunately we cannot be everywhere.

“The Leeds United stewards were there today and details where appropriate have been shared.

“When incidents are reported, we will investigate them and they will be recorded.”

The game ended 1-0 for Albion after a powerful right-footed shot by Pascal Gross in the second half.

Albion set a new club record of nine consecutive top division games unbeaten and doomed the visitors to a first defeat of the season.

The Seagulls are now third in the Premier League, behind only Arsenal and Manchester City.

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