A video of West Ham fans trolling Chelsea supporters, in the wake of the racist chanting controversy that has surrounded the club all week, emerged online before their game with Tottenham Hotspur. The condemnation from the footballing world has been widespread, with Chelsea captain John Terry using his column in the club programme to emphasise the need for inclusion in sport.
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The video from Paris showed the Chelsea fans refusing to let a black man on the train before chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”.
The video promptly went viral and could even lead to punishment from UEFA, which could see the club hit with a heavy fine.
Chelsea have responded to the event, condemning the racist actions and have vowed to ban all those involved from entering Stamford Bridge. The FA have followed up with a statement of solidarity on the issue.