Football fans and Kick It Out condemn video showing ‘Chelsea fans’ singing racist Mohamed Salah song


Football fans and Kick It Out condemn video showing ‘Chelsea fans’ singing racist Mohamed Salah song

A video, which claims to show Chelsea fans in Prague singing a racist chant at Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been condemned by Kick It Out as well as Chelsea supporters.

The group of men, who are reportedly in the Czech Republic, were filmed singing ‘Salah is a bomber’.

The video appeared hours before Chelsea were due to play Slavia Prague in the Europa League
In the video, the men can be heard singing ‘Salah is a bomber’

Chelsea are in the city to play the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final match.

It has not been confirmed whether they are Chelsea fans, but campaign group Kick It Out said on Twitter: “It’s not on the terraces, but it’s still a disgrace. We don’t want fans like that anywhere near our game. We will be liaising with @ChelseaFC to ensure those involved are identified and punished swiftly and effectively.”

Their horror at the song was mirrored by other Blues fans.

 

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.

While Troy Deeney revealed he received vile messages on social media following Watford’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Wolves.

Sterling has been racially abused on more than one occasion this season

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 Stamford Bridge.

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 fan at the London Stadium in February.

In Scotland, concerns have been raised about sectarian songs, with Steve Clarke and Kris Boyd victims in February.


Source: SportsLatest TS