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Man arrested after English soccer player reports homophobia

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HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Wycombe Wanderers’ Ryan Allsop during the Sky Bet League One match between Wycombe Wanderers and Lincoln City at Adams Park on September 7, 2019 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan - CameraSport via Getty Images)

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TRANMERE, England -- A footballer in England’s third tier reported being subjected to homophobic abuse from the stands, leading to police making one arrest.

Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop told the referee of the abuse at halftime of the League One soccer game at Tranmere as his team won 2-0.

Tranmere says it is very disappointed to learn of a homophobic comment made.

In a statement, Merseyside Police condemned abhorrent incidents.

Police Chief Inspector Jason Crellin added that “hate crime has no place in our communities, and not least at a showcase sporting event attended and watched by many people.”