WOLVES have released a list of homophobic chants they gave stewards to listen out for during Saturday’s clash with Brighton.
The West Midlands outfit were heavily beaten by the Seagulls 4-1 as they continued to struggle on the pitch.
GettyStewards were handed lists of chants to listen out for against Brighton[/caption]
However, some of the attention was on the terraces as stewards and security staff were told of 17 potential anti-gay songs that might be sung.
The move was part of the club’s efforts to help make a matchday more fun for all fans.
The list of prohibited chants and gestures has been pictured and includes chants on it as well as instructions to how away supporters might react.
Among the chants were: “Soft Southern p******s” and “You only sing when you’re b***ing”.
It also included orders for the stewards to “give a summary of the issue and description of the person involved”.
Stewards and staff are also asked to relay accurate and clear information on the person’s location and to check if they are in the view of a camera.
The Daily Mail have reported that Wolves insist that the document is aimed at helping stewards spot discrimination.
Last season the club was fined £100,000 for homophobic chants during the game against Chelsea at Molineux.
AlamyBrighton beat Wolves 4-1 on Saturday[/caption]
The club also saw five fans ejected from the match against Brighton last season for homophobic chanting, three of which were then followed up by West Midlands Police.
Two of the three then faced criminal convictions.
A club statement read: ‘With Wolves set to host Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux this weekend, the club is reaffirming its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.
“Supporters who are not prosecuted by police or issued a Football Banning Order are still at risk of being banned from all Wolves matches if deemed to have contravened Wolves’ Acceptable Behaviour Policy.
“Whilst creating an incredible atmosphere at Molineux is what our supporters do best, Wolves urge fans to consider the acceptability of their behaviour and whether it crosses a line into discrimination or illegality while thinking also of the other people in the stadium who may be impacted as a result of their actions.
“For avoidance of doubt, homophobic abuse is considered a hate crime in the UK. And while the laws predominantly deal with crimes committed directly against LGBTQ+ people, it also includes crimes committed where the suspect has mistakenly identified another person as belonging to or associated with the LGBTQ+ community and/or a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010.”