Chelsea fan George Bradley has been fined £965 and banned from attending matches for three years after he plead guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Bradley, 20, began chanting offensively during Chelsea’s 2-1 away win at Brighton in December. Stewards alerted police who arrested him at the stadium.
Sussex Police’s football policing officer said that it was great teamwork between stadium employees and the police, and urged every fan to report similar kinds of abuse.
“This was a great example of the stewarding and policing operation at the stadium taking action when incidents occur.
“I would urge any supporter attending the Amex to report these incidents to either a steward or police officer to allow us to take action at the time.”
In December, Chelsea suspended four fans while an investigation into the racial abuse of Raheem Sterling took place. Also in December, the club condemned antisemitic chants during their Europa League match against MOL Vidi.