“What game are you at, you f***ing w***er?”
Witnesses at the Arsenal vs Fulham game said the left-wing Ealing North MP, Stephen Pound re-elected last week, also made offensive gestures from the comfort of his executive box at The Emirates.
“I heard a stream of abuse. Two ladies behind me said they couldn’t believe the language being used and that they thought it was coming from an MP. I turned round and recognized Stephen Pound. He called out to Sol Campbell, saying:
“You are a big f***ing fairy.”
“I was so shocked that I wrote what he said down in my programme.”
Ex-England star Campbell, 35, has been dogged by years of allegations over his private life. Two supporters were found guilty last year of singing homophobic jibes during a match in 2008.
Pound, who has voted for gay rights in Parliament, insisted he didn’t and “wouldn’t ever” use anti-gay language.
Pound said, “I was very abusive to the referee. But I didn’t call the ref, or any of the players, a ‘fairy’. I wouldn’t use that word to describe anybody. I called the referee a w***er and I’ll admit that I was bang out of order. But I had just come through a gruelling election campaign and it was the first break I’d had.”
Mr Pound however did say,“I will write to Arsenal FC to apologise for any offence caused by my bad language.”
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