Jason Cundy rips into Chelsea fan who calls talkSPORT trying to defend racist Mohamed Salah chant
Jason Cundy has furiously blasted a Chelsea fan who called talkSPORT to defend a racist chant about Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.
Both Chelsea and Liverpool have issued strong statements condemning the men involved, with Chelsea calling the group an ‘embarrassment’ to the club.
It is the latest in a string of despicable incidents which have shamed English football this season.
But Matthew, a Chelsea fan who called the Sports Bar last night, could not understand why the chant was considered racist.
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“Was it racist? No. Was it prejudice? Maybe,” he told Jason Cundy and Andy Goldstein.
“You can’t be this outraged about a song in a pub. It’s nothing to do with football.”
And Cundy, the former Chelsea defender and die-hard fan, was left frothing at the mouth by Matthew’s attitude.
“I’m disgusted by it and I’m disgusted with you as well. The club have made a statement,” Cundy said.
“You’ve phoned up here and tried to defend them.
“I’m embarrassed for him. He’s defending what they’ve said, saying it isn’t that bad. This is about an ex-Chelsea player, had he still been at Chelsea, they’d be cheering him.
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“N’Golo Kante is also a Muslim. So they’re singing that about one of their own players. Make sense of that if you can.”
It’s a stark reminder that English football’s problem with racism goes deeper than the mindless idiocy of a few drunk men – and in fact greater education is needed to shift attitudes.
Fellow Sports Bar host Andy Goldstein added: “That’s sadly what we’re dealing with in football.
“In case you’re listening to the radio thinking you get idiots in pubs and that makes them do what they do, you can have people like that phone up sober and defend racism.
“I’m absolutely astonished.”
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