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Leeds condemn homophobic abuse targeting Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher as captain Liam Cooper shows support for LGBTQ + community


Conor Gallagher has been the subject of homophobic abuse by Leeds United supporters, who have since been convicted by the club.

Some supporters chanted “Chelsea rent boy” to the player because of his links with the club from which he is currently on loan.

Gallagher has been the target of chants from some Leeds fans
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Leeds issued a statement in response and said the singing was “unacceptable”.

“Overall the support from Leeds United fans in last night’s game against Crystal Palace was magnificent,” the Leeds statement said.

“Once again the fans supported the team and played a huge role in pushing the players to the late winner.

“However, we are aware of a homophobic chant directed at a Crystal Palace player and we want to be very clear that this is unacceptable.

Leeds condemn homophobic abuse targeting Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher as captain Liam Cooper shows support for LGBTQ + community
Despite being on the losing side, Gallagher has a terrific season so far for the Eagles
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“We will continue to work closely with Marching Out Together and all of our fan groups to ensure that we do everything in our power to eradicate homophobia and all other forms of discrimination from our football club.”

After the game, club captain Liam Cooper posted a tweet celebrating the victory but also showed his support for LGBTQ + by writing “football is for everyone” followed by a rainbow emoji.



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