Police have charged 11 people with indecent chanting at a Premiership game. They were arrested in connection with alleged racist and homophobic chanting towards Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell during a match against Tottenham Hotspur at Fratton Park on September 28 last year.
The 11, including three juveniles, have been bailed by police to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on January 20.
A police spokeswoman said a further five men captured in photographs taken at the game were still being sought
Superintendent Neil Sherrington of Hampshire Police said:
“It is clear there was homophobic abuse. I regard this abuse as intolerable in any forum – the excuse that it was at a football match is not a valid one. We want to send a clear message abuse of this kind will not be tolerated.”
Campbell, 34, is a former Spurs captain but became a hate figure at the club after he left to join bitter London rivals Arsenal in 2001.