Chelsea suspend four fans amid racism allegations


Chelsea have moved quickly to suspend four supporters following allegations of racist comments being made towards England striker Raheem Sterling at the weekend.

Footage emerged after the London club’s 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge over Manchester City showing Chelsea fans abusing the talented young winger.

The video, which has since been circulated heavily across social media, appears to show one supporter labelling Sterling as a “F***king black c**t”, leading the Metropolitan Police to launch an investigation into the matter.

A statement released on the Chelsea website said:

“Chelsea Football Club has suspended four people from attending Chelsea matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behaviour of supporters towards Raheem Sterling during our match against Manchester City on Saturday.

“Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them.

“Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans. We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.

The statement released by Chelsea Football Club.

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