Pompey fans involved in trouble at Brighton game

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FIVE people were arrested after trouble flared in the build-up to Portsmouth’s game against Brighton on Saturday.

Two arrests came as fans confronted each other twice at Brighton train station.

And a football fan was detained just before the match, which Pompey lost 2-0, for shouting homophobic abuse.

Speaking on Twitter about the arrest Superintendent Simon Nelson of Brighton and Hove police, who was in charge of the policing operation, said: ‘One now in our cells for homophobic comment.

‘No place for it there or anywhere.’

He went on to say five other football fans were told to leave the city after a fracas but were not arrested.

He also claimed several so-called Albion fans were intent on seeking trouble and that he was considering imposing football banning orders.