By Alan Duffy
The utter stupidity and sheer ignorance of some football fans really is mind-blowing at times. Take this apparent Arsenal fans’ band ‘The Away Boyz’ who serenaded a whole load of Gooners with a vile homophobic ditty aimed at ex-Gunners Ashley Cole, a player who left the club eons ago…
— Jamie (@JJ_Gooner) April 18, 2015
This pathetic ‘Chelsea Batty Boy’ nonsense occurred at the Green Man pub near Wembley ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final with Reading and the fact it’s such a well-rehearsed show makes it even worse.
Arsenal have been one of the most progressive clubs in terms of dealing with homophobia in the game, with the club’s LGBT supporter’s group the Gay Gooners doing a whole load of great work. But after all that, you get this. Embarrassing and reprehensible. Let’s hope the appropriate authorities take action.