TWO West Ham supporters were arrested on Saturday at London Stadium for making alleged homophobic gestures towards Brighton fans.

The pair have now been released and an investigation has been launched.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Two male West Ham fans were arrested on suspicion of making homophobic gestures.

“One male (also a West Ham fan) was arrested on suspicion of common assault.

“They were taken to east London police stations where they were subsequently released under investigation. Enquiries continue.”

Last December some Hammers supporters reportedly used homophobic chanting during their game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

West Ham responded with a statement on Monday regarding the latest incident, saying: “West Ham United is disgusted to hear of alleged homophobic incidents at the game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

“The matter is now with the police but anyone found guilty of acting in a discriminatory manner will be banned for life from London Stadium and from travelling with the club.

“The club is unequivocal in its stance - we have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.

“Equality and diversity is at the heart of the football club and we are committed to continue ensuring that everyone who enters London Stadium is free to enjoy watching their team play football in an inclusive environment.”