During the Premier League match between Chelsea & Tottenham Hotspur last Monday evening, which saw the Premier League title handed to Leicester City, Stokes used the slur to describe the player’s behaviour on the pitch.
The Club acted quickly, releasing a statement the next day condemning the use of the slur by Stokes, and how they would “work with organisations such as Kick it Out and Football v Homophobia to help educate Chris and the squad on why this term is unacceptable to make sure this doesn’t happen again in the future.”
Currently, the result of the investigation hasn’t been published but Stokes has since apologised both on his personal Twitter feed, which was later deleted, and on the Club’s official website.
It had widely been expected by many City fans that Stokes would walk away with the Club’s Player of the Season award before last week’s controversy, but it went the way of John Fleck instead.
- WARNING | The following image below contains the original tweet sent out by Chris Stokes, containing the homophobic slur in an uncensored form