Luton vow to work with Leyton Orient after allegations of homophobic chanting

Luton vow to work with Leyton Orient after allegations of homophobic chanting

Luton have issued a statement vowing to work with Leyton Orient following the allegations of homophobic chanting at their Sky Bet League Two game on Saturday.

Reports stated that Hatters fans were heard chanting "Do you take it up the a***?" to a group of men in a block of flats which overlooked the Matchroom Stadium.

The statement, which was posted on the club's official website, reads: "We are in contact with Leyton Orient on allegations from Saturday's game.

"In response to various media reports over the weekend regarding allegations of homophobic chanting by Luton Town supporters at Leyton Orient during Saturday's match, officials of the football club have been in contact with Leyton Orient and are seeking to cooperate fully with any investigation that may follow.

"We have yet to receive any reports, but if and when any evidence and information is passed on to the club, it will be assessed with the greatest scrutiny.

"Luton Town do not condone any kind of discriminatory chanting or comments from our supporters, and any serious abuse will be dealt with.

"As a club we totally abhor any kind of discriminatory behaviour and, as we have in the past, will be working together with Kick It Out to have a matchday later in the season at Kenilworth Road dedicated to their activities."

Orient, who lost the game 2-1, issued a statement on Saturday saying: "We were made aware of homophobic chanting from sections of the Luton Town fans and will be dealing with it retrospectively. All information will be passed on to Luton Town."

Orient later added to their statement by saying: "We are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the incident and will be sharing all relevant information with Luton Town in order to identify any offenders.

"Leyton Orient do not condone homophobic or discriminatory chanting of any sort and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with regulations."