Footage showing 'Arsenal fans singing homophobic chant about Ashley Cole to a Lily Allen song' being assessed by police

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 19:35 GMT, 21 April 2015 | Updated: 19:35 GMT, 21 April 2015

Metropolitan police are assessing footage which appears to show Arsenal fans singing a homophobic chant about Ashley Cole.

The video was apparently filmed by a supporter ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final win over Reading at the Green Man pub in Wembley.

The footage appears to show a homophobic chant – sang along to Lily Allen song Smile – being aimed at Cole, who left Arsenal to join London rivals Chelsea in 2006.

Metropolitan police are assessing footage which appears to show some fans singing a homophobic chant

Metropolitan police are assessing footage which appears to show some fans singing a homophobic chant

The video was apparently filmed by a supporter ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final win over Reading

The video was apparently filmed by a supporter ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final win over Reading

The video has since been deleted from Twitter.

A Metropolitan police spokesman told Sportsmail: 'Police are aware of the video currently circulation on social media. The content is currently being assessed. 

'Officers are in the process of contacting relevant parties. No arrests have been made.'

Cole currently plays for Serie A club Roma in Italy after leaving Chelsea last year. 

He was an unused substitute for their 1-1 draw against Atalanta the day after Arsenal beat Reading 2-1 on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final.

Metropolitan police are assessing the footage which appears to show  a homophobic chant about Ashley Cole

Metropolitan police are assessing the footage which appears to show a homophobic chant about Ashley Cole

Cole currently plays for Roma after the former England defender left Chelsea last year to join the Italian club

Cole currently plays for Roma after the former England defender left Chelsea last year to join the Italian club

Cole, pictured celebrating scoring a penalty in the FA Cup final in 2005, left Arsenal for Chelsea in 2006

Cole, pictured celebrating scoring a penalty in the FA Cup final in 2005, left Arsenal for Chelsea in 2006

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