ITV forced to apologise for 'obscene language' heard in FA Cup clash as Millwall fans sing homophobic chant at Gallagher

ITV issued TWO apologies after accidentally airing foul language and homophobic abuse in Crystal Palace's FA Cup clash with Millwall.

The broadcaster's effects microphone picked up x-rated language in Saturday's fiery third-round clash at The Den.


It also picked up a small section of the The Den faithful aiming homophobic abuse at Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher.

And ITV were quick to apologise for the foul language and abusive chanting.

Commentator Tyldesley first said: "We'd like to apologise if our effects microphone picked up some obscene language there a moment or two ago."

He later said: "Again, we must apologise for any foul language that has been picked up."

The highly-rated Gallagher failed to make an impact in the first half and quickly became a target for Lions fans.

Homophobic chanting has marred several top-flight matches this season.

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Just this week, a small section of Tottenham fans sang a homophobic song during their Carabao Cup semi-final tie with Chelsea.

Spurs condemn the chants in a stern statement, saying: "The club is extremely disappointed by homophobic chanting from sections of our support at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

"We work closely with our LGBTQ+ fan group Proud Lilywhites to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at our Club and are proud to display the Progress Flag in our stadium on matchday.

"No one should suffer discrimination because of their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity, and we urge supporters not to use this chant.

"Homophobic chanting at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium should be reported by texting HPH and location details to 07537 404821.

"At other stadia, it should be reported to the nearest steward or via the home club's reporting number.

"There is no place for discrimination at Tottenham Hotspur."

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