20 Feb 2015

Chelsea apologise to man racially abused by club supporters

Chelsea have issued an apology to the man who was racially abused by club supporters in Paris.

A amateur video was posted online which appeared to show a group of Chelsea fans shouting and gesturing at a black man as he tried to board a metro train in Paris on Tuesday.



The fans were filmed pushing Souleymane S out of the carriage before chanting “we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”.

The club are currently investigating the incident and have vowed to take the ‘the strongest possible action’ against those involved.

“I’d like to make clear, on behalf of everyone at the club, our disgust at the incident. We were appalled by what we saw,” a club spokesman said before manager Jose Mourinho began his weekly press conference on Friday.

“The club would also like to apologise unreservedly to Souleymane for the behaviour of a small number of individuals and their unforgivable action towards him.

“We’re writing to him to apologise and to invite him to come to a game as our guest.”

Mourinho added: “I felt ashamed when I found out what happened but these supporters do not represent the club.

“The dressing room reacted as I did – with disappointment and they condemn the situation and support the gentleman involved and they feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn’t because these people involved do not belong to Chelsea Football Club.”
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