Three arrested on suspicion of hate crimes during football match between Brighton and Chelsea

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of acts of hate crime during Brighton and Hove Albion's match against Chelsea on New Year's Day. 

The alleged incidents happened at Brighton's Amex Stadium on Wednesday as the two sides battled to a 1-1 draw.

A 21-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of homophobic abuse and has been released on conditional bail until 29 January.

A 21-year-old man from East Preston, West Sussex, was also arrested on suspicion of homophobic abuse and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 56-year-old fan from Portslade, Brighton, was also arrested on suspicion of racist abuse and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The arrests were made by police officers working alongside club stewards.

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