He apparently didn’t hear the song himself but contacted the FA after a friend reported West Ham fans sang ‘Harry Kane talks like a mong and plays like one too.’
The word ‘mong’ is a derogatory term for people with learning disabilities.
The Mirror reports Kilbane, whose 10-year-old daughter Elsie has Down’s Syndrome, has been told the FA is launching an investigation into his complaint.
The paper report him as saying: “I am sure they understand they are causing offence. You cannot sweep it under the carpet and label it as ignorance.
“I have spoken to the FA and they have assured me they will investigate it thoroughly. In all my time playing and watching football, I have never heard this before. Hopefully we can do something to make sure it isn’t again and this awful chant does not spread.”