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Down’s Syndrome Football Chant “Distressing” Says Kevin Kilbane

Posted on: February 26, 2015

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Kevin Kilbane has made a complaint to the Football Association, after claims West Ham fans mocked disabled people in an offensive chant.

The former Everton and Sunderland midfielder, who has a daughter with Down’s Syndrome and is patron of the Down’s Syndrome Association, said he felt “compelled” to speak out about the chants witnessed by friends.

“I felt compelled [to complain] as a father, first and foremost, and to someone who takes his daughters to football matches further down the line,” he said.

Kilbane also said he had received criticism on social media for raising the complaint.

This clip is originally from 5 live Afternoon Edition on Tuesday 24 February 2015.

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