FATHER and son Burnley fans have denied hurling abuse during a Premier League football match and are to stand trial.

Stewart, 53, and Nathan Higgins both deny making homophobic remarks during the Clarets’ 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion, at the Amex stadium on February 9.

Nathan Higgins, an 18-year-old student, also denies shouting racial abuse during the game.

The pair, both of Talbot Drive, Burnley, pleaded not guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour when they appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

The younger Higgins also denied using racially aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Both were bailed to stand trial at the same court on May 13.

Brighton defender Gaetan Bong, who was embroiled in a racism row with Burnley-born West Brom player Jay Rodriguez last season, was booed throughout the game.