Chelsea fans shame club with antisemitic chanting away in Europe
London – Four Chelsea followers have been suspended pending further investigations in light of what happened at the weekend.
But the club may have to act again after an antisemitic song was sung loudly by a number of those stationed in the away end within three minutes of their Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest.
It really defied belief not only because of the events that have taken place over the past week, but how long Chelsea have campaigned against antisemitism and warned that using the term ‘y****’ is not acceptable.
Chelsea have even confirmed that a game that will take place in the USA at the end of the campaign, which is being specifically staged to honour the cause.
Countdown presenter, Rachel Riley, receives barrage of online abuse after sharing @kickitout and @ChelseaFC video condemning #antisemitism in #football @JewishChron https://t.co/inDS0u3bvt pic.twitter.com/3lbgcVJG38
— CST (@CST_UK) December 13, 2018
Clearly they are right to do so as the message isn’t getting across to everybody, much to their understandable frustration.
Chelsea have swiftly issued a statement tonight warning those involved tonight will face “the strongest possible action” from the club.
“Antisemitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” a Chelsea spokesman said.
“It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.
“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players.
Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using antisemitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”