Duo guilty of 'shocking' chants at Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell
15 May 2009 06:41
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A man and a boy were found guilty today of shouting 'shocking and disgusting' homophobic chants at a football match.
Ian Trow, 42, of Milton Keynes and the 14-year-old had pleaded not guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to the charge of indecent chanting.
The charges relate to chants made at Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell during a match against Tottenham at Fratton Park on September 28 last year.
After a three-hour trial, Georgette Holbrook,chairwoman of the panel, found the two defendants had chanted 'Come ongay boy, that's my gay boy'.
She said: 'We find that the words used werein extremely bad taste, they were inappropriate, shocking anddisgusting, and as such they were indecent.'