The City Ground, where the arrest took place
Nottingham Forest does not tolerate homophobic slurs or abuse (credit: Will Hugall)

A 53-year-old man has been arrested, after reports of homophobic language being used at the Carabao Cup tie between Nottingham Forest and Wolves.

The suspect, a Wolves fan sitting in the away end, was allegedly overheard directing homophobic slurs towards rival fans and Forest players during the game on January 11.

Nottinghamshire Police’s hate crime lead, Chief Inspector James Walker, said: “Homophobic language has absolutely no place inside or outside football stadiums and will never be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police.”

Inquiries into this case are still ongoing, and the police are pleading anyone who has any information to come forward and contact them through 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.