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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 February 2007, 17:25 GMT
FA to address homophobic chanting
The Football Association
The FA have acted in response to complaints about fans' behaviour
Homophobic chanting is to be explicitly banned at football stadiums for the first time by the Football Association.

Ground regulations currently warn that "racial and other discrimination" can lead to ejection, or even arrest if it is sufficiently serious.

However, a spokeswoman for the FA said the rules are changing to specifically mention homophobic behaviour.

All Premier League and Football League clubs have signed up to the rules, which come into force next season.

"Traditionally, the rules were there to police racism at football matches," the spokeswoman said.

"But homophobic abuse was something that has been highlighted to us, and we are taking a strong stand against it. It was implicit in the rules, but now it's absolutely clear."

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