ALBION fans have reported homophobic incidents during the Premier League match against Leeds yesterday.

Supporters have complained of receiving abuse from Leeds fans, both at the Amex and on social media.

Twitter users accused Leeds fans of picking fights with other spectators, as well as spitting at people and urinating in public.

While a video, appearing to show a Leeds fan in the home end, was uploaded on social media with the caption "rattled the gay boys".

Leeds eventually lost the match 1 - 0, with Albion continuing their strong start to the new season.

A Sussex Police officer confirmed the force had dealt with “a number of incidents” yesterday.

Albion fan Jason Martin claims the abuse was “overt” and “widespread”.

While another social media user claimed their son attended the match and “came home with numerous stories of homophobia and aggression”.

Liam, an Albion fan who did not give his last name, told The Argus that he saw one Leeds fan shout at a Brighton supporter, calling him a “f****t” and a “p**f”.

“He appeared at one point to climb over the handrails to get to the other fan and the police intervened,” Liam said.

Another claimed that Leeds fans “returned to 1970s homophobia” in the coach park of the stadium.

While Twitter user Carl Mortimer said it was “same at the queue for the station”.

One Albion fan said on Twitter: “That has to be the worst experience I’ve had at the Amex. There were no police about, they were picking fights with everyone, pushing down barriers. They were so aggressive [and] intimidating.”

While another fan said: “Out of the stadium, they were just drunken northern t***s. Never seen so many public urinations.”

Brighton and Hove Albion have been approached for comment, as have Sussex Police.

Writing on Twitter, PC Darren Balkham, police liaison to Brighton and Hove Albion, said: “There were a number of incidents we dealt with today, but unfortunately we can’t be everywhere.

“Leeds United stewards were there today and details were passed where appropriate.

“Where incidents are reported, we will look into them and they will be recorded.”

The game ended 1-0 to Albion following a powerful right-footed strike from Pascal Gross in the second half.

Albion set a new club record of nine consecutive top-flight matches without defeat as they condemned the visitors to a first loss of the season.

The Seagulls now sit in third place in the Premier League, behind only Arsenal and Manchester City.