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Chelsea await investigation report of racist chants

18 February 2015, 15:34

LONDON - Chelsea are awaiting the result of an investigation by French police into an alleged racist incident involving a number of fans at a Paris Metro station on Wednesday.

The Guardian newspaper obtained footage from a British resident in Paris which appears to show fans stopping a black man from getting on a train.

Fans were then filmed singing: "We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it."

According to The Guardian, a Chelsea FC spokesman described the behaviour as "abhorrent" and said the Premier League club would support any criminal action.

Also read: Chelsea condemn racist chants by fans in film

"Should evidence point to the involvement of Chelsea season ticket holders or members the club, we will take the strongest possible action against them including banning orders," the spokesman said.

The incident happened just over an hour before Chelsea drew 1-1 Paris St-Germain in Paris in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.

Former England international Gary Lineker condemned the actions of the Chelsea fans, saying on twitter their behaviour was "sickening, embarrassing, moronic, disgraceful."

And FIFA president Joseph Blatter also expressed his outrage on the social media platform.

"I also condemn the actions of a small group of Chelsea fans in Paris," he tweeted. "There is no place for racism in football!"

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