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Seagull's "zero tolerance" to discrimination

Bosses at Brighton and Hove Albion have said the club has a "zero tolerance approach on all forms of discrimination" after a fan was arrested at the weekend on suspicion of using racist language. The alleged incident happened ahead of a recent home game at the Amex Stadium.

We pride ourselves on welcoming everyone at Brighton & Hove Albion and we simply will not tolerate any kind of xenophobic behaviour. We expect our fans to to conduct themselves in a manner befitting to our club - and I am pleased that the vast majority are a credit to us.

– Paul Barber, Chief Exec

The club says anyone found guilty of any discriminatory offences can expect a lengthy or indefinite ban from all Albion fixtures.

A busy night of football for the South's teams in round 2 of the Capital One Cup

Southampton's Graziano Pelle celebrates their second goal Credit: PA

Mixed fortunes for the South's football teams in the Capital One Cup second round. Here are the final scores:

Bournemouth 3 Northampton 0

Millwall 0 Southampton 2

Norwich 3 Crawley 1

Swindon 2 Brighton 4

Scunthorpe 0 Reading 1

West Brom 1 Oxford1 (West Brom wins 7-6 on penalties)

Gillingham 0 Newcastle 1

Bournemouth, Southampton, Brighton and Reading celebrate being through to the next round


Brighton and Hove Albion manager resigns

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club have accepted the resignation of manager Oscar Garcia.

Garcia met with the club earlier today, to formally offer his resignation to the board, which has been accepted. He has also informed the club’s players of his decision.

Garcia said: "The club has been aware of my thoughts for several weeks and during this time I have had discussions with both the chairman, Tony Bloom, and chief executive, Paul Barber.

"I have enjoyed my time with the club but, although I do not have any immediate plans, I have decided to move on.

Chairman Tony Bloom said, “We are extremely grateful to Oscar for his efforts this past year, and for providing us with another exciting and memorable season at the club."

Brighton failed to reach the play off final after losing to Derby yesterday.

Brighton's play-off tickets available tomorrow

Having successfully secured a place in the play-offs, tickets for Brighton's home leg versus Derby County - which takes place on May 8th - will be initially available tomorrow morning from 9 o'clock to all season-ticket holders.

But Brighton and Hove Albion is warning fans to act fast as seats must be bought before 2pm on Monday 5th May. The club doesn't think the tickets will be available for general sale.

For those wishing to attend the away leg, at Derby County on Sunday 11th May, tickets will also be available tomorrow from 9am.


Footballer guilty of homophobic gesture

Former Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture during match.

Kazim-Richards claimed he was bantering with the crowd when he made the gesture towards them while playing in Brighton against one of his previous clubs, a court has heard.

The 27-year-old father of two young children was on loan to Blackburn when he was seen making the gestures during Blackburn's Championship match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on February 12 last year.

Brighton to host England game

It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.

It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.

Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.

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