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Banning order for fans who shouted indecent chants

Four men were banned from attending football matches for three years after pleading guilty to shouting indecent chants at the Portsmouth footballer Sol Campbell during a premiership match against Tottenham, reports The Guardian. Eleven men, including three juveniles aged under 15, appeared at Portsmouth magistrates court to face charges of racist and homophobic chanting.

The four defendants who pleaded guilty were sentenced to a three-year football banning order, fined £370, ordered to pay £120 in costs and £15 towards a victim surcharge fund.

The trial date for the seven other defendants who have pleaded not guilty to the same offences was set for 13 May.

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