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Jermaine Jenas has been discussing attitudes to gay sportsmen, and his own experience while at Tottenham Hotspur. Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas is keen to see reports in The Mirror that two footballers are planning to come out as gay proven correct. Jenas recounts his own experiences, having been subject of rumours while playing for Tottenham — which he says were created by rivals fans at Arsenal, and while it did not bother him, he can understand why any player fearful of suffering abuse would be reticent to make a Sol campbell gay declaration. Although the abuse I suffered was minimal, it did give me a small dose of what life could be like as a player coming out in the Premier League. Jenas added he is sceptical that the reports in The Mirror will be true — but he would like to see them be so, so that football can become as accepting as society.
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Three men and two year-old boys have been given police cautions, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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Spectators shouted abuse at Sol Campbell during a Portsmouth-Tottenham match. But the magistrates ruled that Trow had said the same words as the boy.
In a statement read to the court, Campbell said: "I felt absolutely disgusted at this and I didn't react because of my profile and I feared I might make the situation worse and cause problems. They were sentenced to a three-year football ban and fines.
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Sophie Stevens, prosecuting, said: "The police and members of the public considered there was ificant abuse from the travelling Tottenham supporters, abuse above what is, perhaps wrongly, accepted at a football match. The pair were banned from attending football matches in Britain for three years.
The charges relate to chants made at Campbell during a match against Tottenham Hotspur at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, on 28 September last year.
She added that Trow could only be seen saying the words: "Come on, that's my gay. The magistrates were shown footage recorded by police showing Tottenham fans at the match.
After a three-hour trial, Georgette Holbrook, chairwoman of the panel, found the two defendants had chanted: "Come on gay boy, that's my gay boy. Ms Cunningham said it could not be assumed that the two defendants ed in other chants heard at the match. Ian Trow, 42, of Deanshanger, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and a year-old had pleaded not guilty at Portsmouth magistrates court to indecent chanting.
The video footage showed other chants shouted by up to 2, fans, including: "Sol, Sol, wherever you may be, Not long now until lunacy, We won't give a fuck if you are hanging from a tree,"; "Sol's a wanker"; and other abuse. Cases of racist chanting had been prosecuted before but these were the first cases of indecent chanting brought to the courts, the CPS said.
Press Association. I support the police in their action. Following the match Hampshire police released images of 16 people wanted in connection with the chants.
Angie Cunningham, defending, said the video footage was examined by a professional lip reader who said the youth, who was 13 at the time, could be seen pointing and shouting: "Come on gay boy, that's my gay boy. It has had an effect on me personally and I do not want it to continue.
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