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Police investigate abuse directed towards Sol Campbell

PICTURED: Sol Campbell

THE FOOTBALL Association (FA) is investigating claims of alleged homophobic abuse directed towards Macclesfield Town boss Sol Campbell.

Discriminatory chants were allegedly chanted to Campbell during Saturday's League Two match at Cheltenham Town.

According to BBC Sport Cheltenham director Paul Godfrey said they were "co-operating" with police to try and identify the "relatively small number" of people responsible.

"We should not have to deal with this kind of behaviour in 2019," he said.

"We condemn the actions of those responsible in the strongest terms and will take action against anyone proven to have been involved."

The Gloucestershire club also said they would remind stewards to report any discriminatory chanting immediately.

44-year-old Campbell took charge of the Silkmen in November. This was his eleventh game into his job as manager for the club.

Of the chants, he said: "I'm not even playing any more. I'm a manager. “It's not like I've got anything against whoever I'm playing. I don't understand why there is animosity towards a manager who has got nothing to do with their club other than being the opposition," he said.

"I've just been a manager and I want to do my job."

Gloucestershire Police have confirmed they are now investigating the alleged homophobic chants.

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