Chelsea followers accused of antisemitic chanting throughout match


Chelsea followers have been accused of racist chanting of their Europa League draw away at Vidi on Thursday evening.

UEFA has been made conscious of alleged racist chanting on the Groupama Enviornment in Budapest the place Chelsea followers had been reportedly heard utilizing an antisemitic time period in a tune geared toward rivals Tottenham.

This follows a membership and police investigation into alleged racist abuse geared toward Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge final weekend.

UEFA will look forward to studies from match officers and its match delegate earlier than deciding whether or not or to not take the matter additional. Expenses towards golf equipment are often filed inside 24 hours.

A Chelsea spokesman mentioned: “Antisemitism and another sort of race-related or non secular hatred is abhorrent to this membership and the overwhelming majority of our followers. It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities. Now we have said this loud and clear on many events from the proprietor, the board, coaches and gamers.

“Any people that may’t summon the brainpower to grasp this straightforward message and are discovered to have shamed the membership through the use of antisemitic or racist phrases or actions will face the strongest attainable motion from the membership.”

Chelsea in January launched a marketing campaign to lift consciousness and educate folks about antisemitism in soccer.

In October, as a part of the Say No To Antisemitism initiative, the membership had been reportedly contemplating a proposal to take racist followers to Auschwitz to re-educate them. Chelsea have already organised and paid for 2 journeys to Auschwitz this 12 months for membership executives, workers and supporters.

Simply final week, inclusion marketing campaign Kick It Out launched a brief movie produced with the help of Chelsea, aiming to deal with antisemitic abuse soccer.