'Racially sensitive' chant sung by Blackpool FC fans at away games

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A 'tiny minority' of Blackpool FC fans have been criticised by police, who said a racially sensitive chant had been heard at two of the club's recent away games.

The chants, which are believed to have been Islamophobic in nature, were allegedly sung by a small number of fans at matches against Luton Town on Saturday April 6 and Bradford City on Saturday March 23.

A Seasiders Police spokesman said: "It has been brought to our attention that a racially sensitive chant has been sung at the last two away fixtures by a (and I must stress) tiny minority of fans. This is unacceptable and cannot happen again. Please do not ruin the good name of Blackpool FC supporters."

A club spokesman said: "The Football Club has been made aware of a couple of incidences at recent away matches and echoes the message sent out by Lancashire Police.

"The club works hard with Kick It Out, Show Racism the Red Card and the Community Trust to eradicate all forms of discrimination, which have no place in football or society.

“Any fans found to be engaging in such behaviour will be subject to the appropriate sanctions.”