The chant was previously heard during a United match Premier League Trip to Chelsea in October. Its use was criticized by director Erik ten Hag United said they would work with fan groups to address the issue.
Its use will now be considered by the Football Association on Friday and will work with United, Everton and the relevant authorities.
The FA’s statement on Friday read: “We continue to work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as the UK’s Football Police unit, regarding the use of this term.
Part of our work in this area is to provide relevant authorities with impact data from LGBTQ+ supporters, detailing how chants of this type affect their experience and sense of inclusion at football matches, so that a more clear and understanding stance can be taken around chanting. is established.
“We stand firmly against all forms of discrimination and strive to ensure our game is a safe environment for all, that truly embraces diversity and challenges hateful behavior on and off the field.”
A statement from United read: “Homophobia, like all forms of discrimination, has no place in football. Manchester United are proud of our diverse fanbase and the work we have done to minimize the cases which we unfortunately heard today.
“We will continue to fight for inclusivity and address discriminatory abuse both in stadiums and online. This includes working with fan groups to educate fans about the abuse caused by discriminatory language.”
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