Chelsea issue statement condemning supporters involved in racist chanting towards Mohamed Salah in Prague
Chelsea have vowed to take the ‘strongest possible action’ against the supporters caught on video chanting vile racist abuse about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
The Blues travelling supporters are again in the headlines for the wrong reason, after footage emerged on social media on Thursday showing a small group of Blues fans in Prague labelling Salah a ‘bomber’.
Chelsea condemned the incident in a statement on their website, labelling the supporters an ’embarrassment’ to the club.
It read: “Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.
“Such individuals are an embarrassment to the vast majority of Chelsea supporters who won’t tolerate them in their club.”
The statement comes after it was revealed three Chelsea fans were banned from Slavia Prague’s stadium for their side’s Europa League clash out in the Czech Republic.
Anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out earlier vented their disgust at the incident, declaring they will work with the Premier League side to find the perpetrators.
Their statement read: “It’s not on the terraces but it is still a disgrace. We do not want fans like that anywhere near our game.
“We will be liaising with Chelsea Football Club to ensure those involved are identified and punished swiftly and effectively.”
It is the latest incident in a long line of racist and Islamophobic abuse that has blighted football recently.
Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi were all subject to monkey noises from the Montenegro crowd last month in England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match.
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England and Man City winger Sterling was racially abused by Chelsea supporters earlier this season in their match at Stamford Bridge, leading to four fans being suspended from attending the ground.
This is the second incident of Islamophobia directed towards Salah after the Egyptian international appeared to be called a Muslim c*** by a West Ham fanat the London Stadium in February.
Source: SportsLatest TS