Luton Town has been fined 120,000 pounds ($149,532) for homophobic chanting by its fans in its Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion in August, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.
Luton was also given a two-year action plan by an independent Regulatory Commission to help improve fan behaviour.
“Luton admitted that they failed to ensure their spectators and/or supporters conduct themselves in an orderly fashion,” the FA statement said.
The club issued a statement saying they accepted the decision.
“As an inclusive, family-oriented club, Luton Town abhors abusive chanting such as this and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of all kinds,” the statement said.
“Those involved were committing a criminal offence and anyone subsequently identified will be issued with a club ban and face potential police investigation.”
Luton is 17th in the standings with six points after 12 matches.
The team lost the match against Brighton 4-1 on August 12.
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