Three plead guilty over indecent chants

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Three men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to indecent chanting at a football match.

A total of 11 men, including three juveniles, have appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court for alleged racist and homophobic chanting.

The charges relate to chants made at Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell during a match against Tottenham at Fratton Park, Portsmouth, on September 28 last year.

Richard Gibbs, 36, of Ormonde Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, Stuart Turner, 34, of Queen Street, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, and Oliver Silvester, 28, of High Street, Southampton, all pleaded guilty to indecent chanting.

Dean Nelson, 23, of Southbury Road, Enfield, north London, Joe Turner, 18, of The Lindons, Langdon Hills, Basildon, Essex, and Bradley Barnes, 35, of Malmesbury Park Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, have pleaded not guilty to the charge of indecent chanting.

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