Poor form from section of Chelsea fans
Chelsea have released a statement condemning a section of their travelling supporters after anti-semitic chants during their game with MOL Vidi.
The Blues travelled to Hungary for their final Europa League group stage game on Thursday.
While they had already qualified for the next stage as group winners, they drew 2-2 with Hungarian side MOL Vidi.
Chelsea were actually behind at one point in the game before Olivier Giroud’s stunning free-kick brought them level.
However, it was the Chelsea fans who had everyone talking after the game.
UEFA begin their investigation
That is because a section of the travelling support are alleged to have taken part in anti-semitic chanting.
It was announced after the game that UEFA were ‘investigating allegations of anti-semitic chants’ from the Chelsea fans.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 13, 2018
That was followed by a statement from Chelsea themselves.
That statement read:
“Antisemitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans. 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 using antisemitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”
This comes just days after four Chelsea fans were banned after racism towards Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea came to Budapest with nothing to play for, and leave with so much less than that.
The club is furious about tonight’s events: racist chanting from section of away end; official statement criticising lack of ‘brainpower’ by those involved; UEFA investigating fans conduct.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) December 13, 2018
I’m so fucking tired of this shit. It’s becoming a weekly thing if it wasn’t already.
Is it really that hard to sing songs that aren’t racist, other Chelsea supporters? Good god. https://t.co/yPZyhnOUVu
— Michael Whitlow (@couldbelikemike) December 13, 2018