Chelsea condemn section of their own fans following anti-semitic chanting

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.

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.

Raheem Sterling reacts to racism at Chelsea, calls out media reporting of black footballers

Following the abuse Sterling is said to have suffered against Chelsea, the player addressed several issues on social media.

He took aim at several high profile media outlets over their reporting of black footballers.

You can see what he had to say by clicking here. 

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