Liverpool fan hit with restraining order for shouting homophobic slurs at Everton fans
A Liverpool FC fan has been handed a three-year football ban for shouting a homophobic slur during the Reds’ game against Everton FC.
Sam Lomax, of Camp Road, Woolton, received the ban after it was reported he directed the insult at home supporters at Goodison Park during the game on December 1, 2021.
Lomax, 23, was arrested under Section Five of the Public Order Act and then rearrested on suspicion of intentionally causing harassment, alarm and distress .
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Lomax was reported after a game day steward overheard the comment and identified him to officers.
Lomax pleaded guilty at South Sefton Magistrates’ Court in Bootle on Wednesday and received the football banning order.
This will prevent Lomax from attending regulated football matches for three years.
Detective Inspector Steven O’Neill said: ‘This result shows that we will not tolerate hate anywhere on Merseyside and making homophobic comments is never acceptable.
“I would like to take this opportunity to encourage any football fans with information about such incidents to speak with officers or stewards on the pitch or to call 101 so that offenders can be traced and face the consequences. of their actions.”
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