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British Pro Soccer Player Colin Kazim-Richards Accused of Anti-gay Slurs

The Football Association is considering action against Kazim-Richards

Colin Kazim-Richards
Colin Kazim-Richards
Paul Thomas

British pro soccer player Colin Kazim-Richards is being accused of hurling anti-gay insults at fans of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., and he could be facing repercussions. From The Argus:

Towards the end of the 1-1 draw, witnesses said they saw the 26-year-old make homophobic insults towards fans on "at least five" occasions near the West Lower stand.

Police and the Football Association are investigating the accusations, and both could take action. The Football Association has made homophobia unacceptable on the pitch and has already fined players for anti-gay language and tweets. While British soccer is regarded as a deeply homophobic corner of professional sports, the FA is at least taking these things seriously and has shown more commitment to the issue than the NFL.

Brighton fans are apparently regular targets of homophobia because the area is considered a "gay area" of England, so when they hear this stuff they're particularly sensitive to it.

Read more at the BBC.