Football fans jailed for abusive Stephen Lawrence chants

Six football fans have been jailed for chanting songs which “glorified and idolised” the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

The Charlton Athletic supporters were jailed for singing and chanting on a train after an FA Cup match at Fulham.

The group were found guilty of racially aggravated fear of violence and sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Prosecutor Baljit Ubhey said their racially and sexually abusive language left people “shocked and disgusted”.

“These men were singing and chanting racist abuse in praise of the convicted murderers of Stephen Lawrence. To glorify and idolise these men was disturbing and upsetting,” she said

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