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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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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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