Sol Campbell has condemned chants of homophobic abuse hurled at him.
The incident took place on Saturday during Macclesfield side’s 3-2 League Two defeat to Cheltenham and Campbell has asked these abusers to be brought to justice for the mental illness they inflict on his family.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former Arsenal defender said: “I think it’s a sad affair to have this vile noise chanted at me with no remorse to how my wife, children and I must feel. The perpetrators who carried out this criminal offence should be brought to justice and not feel that they have got away with this. If I hadn’t spoken to my friend who was in the crowd, this would have been swept under the carpet.”
He added: “I have to say Cheltenham Town FC and Macclesfield Town FC have been swift with their responses and investigations into the incident. Football grounds should be places for people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy watching football in a safe and secure environment where everyone is welcomed. This conversation about the sometimes disgusting football ground behaviour keeps rearing its ugly head. I believe that we can all work together for a brighter future.”