An Aston Villa fan was ejected from their Premier League game against Brighton after directing homophobic gestures at away fans.
A tweet from Aston Villa Police, part of the Football Force Unit for West Midlands Police, revealed action had been taken to remove a supporter at Villa Park.
They wrote on Twitter : “Saddened to say our first ejection of the day for Homophobic gestures towards away fans, c’mon Villa family you’re better than that!”
Villa launched a late fightback to claim three points from their Premier League clash, with a late Matt Targett goal giving them all three points after Jack Grealish had cancelled out Adam Webster’s opener.
After Targett’s injury time winner, an Aston Villa fan also tweeted a picture of a rainbow flag, used to represent the LGBTQ community, being set on fire.
Brighton fans have historically been targeting with reference to the town’s LGBTQ community.