Crawley Town boss condemns homophobic comment made on player’s Twitter account

CRAWLEY TOWN FC will take no action against a player after homophobic comments were posted on the internet under his name.

A message published on Reds midfielder Hope Akpan’s Twitter account reportedly said: “Gays all over tele what’s wrong with britain! Sorry I’m #FullyHomophobic”.

The player denies posting the comment on Sunday and says the message was added by a young relative.

The comment has since been removed.

Town boss Steve Evans said such opinions were “totally unacceptable” but accepted the assurances of Akpan.

Steve Evans said: “I was made aware on Monday morning about comments made on Hope Akpan’s Twitter account.

“I find such opinions totally unacceptable and immediately met the player.

“Hope confirmed that he had been made aware of the comment by a team-mate, was astonished by its content and deleted it immediately.

“Having spoken to Hope at length, I accept that the comments were added to his Twitter account by a young member of his family without Hope’s knowledge.

“The view expressed on Hope’s Twitter account are not shared by any member of the staff of Crawley Town FC. As a club we do not condone discrimination of any kind.

“The club will be making no further comment on this matter.”