Men jailed for Lawrence chants

Seven football fans who chanted songs that "glorify and idolise" the murderer of Stephen Lawrence have been jailed.

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Racist chants 'totally condemned' by Charlton FC

Mick Everett, Charlton FC's Head of Operations, said:

"The club was shocked to hear of the rowdy, intimidating behaviour, and the chanting of racist songs on a train by a handful of our supporters.

"Their actions are totally condemned by everyone at the club and indeed, I am sure, by Charlton supporters everywhere.

"Although this isolated incident does not reflect on the overwhelming majority of our fans, these arrests are a kick in the teeth to everyone associated with the club, who have put so much effort into our campaign over the years.

"The club will now look to impose additional appropriate sanctions on those involved."

– Mick Everett, Charlton FC

Lawrence chants 'disturbing and upsetting'

Speaking after the sentencing of seven football fans jailed for chants that glorified Stephen Lawrence's murderer, Baljit Ubhey, the CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said:

"To glorify and idolise these men was disturbing and upsetting."

"Their racially and sexually abusive language left members of the public shocked and disgusted. Witnesses said they felt intimidated and feared there was a real and significant risk of violence."

Jake Embery was sentenced to six months in prison, a curfew order and a four-year football banning order Credit: British Transport Police

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Football fans jailed for Lawrence chants

Aaron Phinbow was sentenced to eight months in prison and an eight-year football banning order Credit: British Transport Police

Seven football fans who chanted songs that "glorify and idolise" Stephen Lawrence's murder have been jailed.

The Charlton Athletic supporters, who had been at an FA Cup match against Fulham in January last year, were convicted of causing sexual and racially motivated abuse - on a train from Putney to Waterloo.

Jason Butler was sentenced to 12 months in prison and an eight-year football banning order Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police said the group chanted in support of Gary Dobson, three days after he was convicted of murdering Stephen Lawrence.

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