Wolves face FA rap as fans sing offensive Chelsea chant then follow up with cheeky song after being warned
WOLVES have condemned their own fans for aiming offensive chants at Chelsea supporters during a Premier League clash on Saturday.
A group of home supporters could be heard singing the homophobic “Chelsea rent boys” chant midway through the game.
After being made aware of what was being sung, the club made an announcement over the PA system at Molineux to say that offensive chanting would not be accepted.
However, Wolves fans continued to sing it despite the warning.
They then proceeded to chant: “We’ll sing what we want.”
Wolves could now face disciplinary action from the FA as a result.
In January, the FA released a lengthy statement condemning the use of the homophobic term ‘rent boy’.
It read: “We have formally written to all clubs across the Premier League, EFL, National League, Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship and Steps 2-4, to remind them that it can pursue formal disciplinary action against any club whose supporters engage in discriminatory behaviour, now including the use of the term ‘Rent Boy’.
“This important step follows the recent successful prosecution of an individual by the Crown Prosecution Service for homophobic abuse, specifically relating to the term ‘Rent Boy’.
“The FA has now informed all clubs that it considers the ‘Rent Boy’ chant to be a breach of the FA Rules.
“These rules apply to the conduct of supporters at both home and away fixtures, and clubs at all levels of English football have a responsibility to ensure their spectators behave appropriately when attending matches.”
This comes just a few months after Nottingham Forest condemned their fans for singing homophobic chants.
Wolves went on to beat Chelsea 1-0 thanks to an incredible strike from Matheus Nunes.
The Blues now sit 11th in the Premier League table.