Chelsea fans denied entry over racism

THREE Chelsea fans were denied entry into Slavia Prague’s stadium for their Europa League quarter-final over an alleged racist chant about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Chelsea said they were “concerned” by a video which circulated on social media before Thursday’s match, which appeared to show several supporters singing ‘Salah is a bomber’, apparently in reference to the Liverpool forward.

Three of those in the video were identified and refused admission into the Eden Arena in Prague.

Merseyside Police said it is investigating the publication of a number of offensive tweets made in relation to a Liverpool footballer.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), who helped with the fan identification on Thursday night, said they would be looking to apply for civil football banning orders for anyone identified for racist chanting.

Chelsea released a statement condemning all forms of discriminatory behaviour as “abhorrent”.

The club vowed to take “the strongest possible action” where there is “clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour”. – Eurosport

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