The Football Association has charged Wolverhampton Wanderers for failing to control their supporters during a match where homophobic chants were heard.
Three arrests were made for alleged homophobic chanting when Wolves played against Chelsea at Molineux Stadium in April. The club has been accused of breaching FA Rule E21, which requires clubs to ensure that spectators conduct themselves in a proper and non-discriminatory manner.
The rule prohibits the use of words or behaviors that may be considered improper, offensive, abusive, indecent, or insulting with reference to sexual orientation. Both clubs condemned the chants, and Wolves are now facing a potential sanction. The club has until May 15 to respond to the charges. The Crown Prosecution Service has previously classified the homophobic chant as a hate crime, and the FA has warned clubs of potential disciplinary action for discriminatory behavior by fans.