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Banning homophobic chanting is the latest attempt to make watching football an indecent joyless experience

THE Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have issued guidelines warning fans that they would pursue a “robust prosecution policy” against homophobic chanting.

Already “racialist or indecent chanting” at football is a criminal offence under section 3 of the Football Offences Act 1991.

In Scotland, the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012 has made sectarian chants at football a criminal offence punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2013 | In: Sports | Comment