How Chelsea fan Colin Wing is arguing he wasn’t racist towards Man City’s Raheem Sterling

Chelsea issues suspensions, not bans, after Man City

The case is ongoing, but Chelsea have made their first moves.

Last weekend one Chelsea supporter was accused of racially abusing Man City star Raheem Sterling.

As Sterling collected the ball on the sidelines before a throw-in, one Chelsea supporter appeared to call Sterling a “f****** black c***”.

Video of the incident went viral on social media.

Chelsea have since suspended four fans for abusing Man City’s Sterling.

Banning orders may follow, but that depends on whether racism can be proven.

Chelsea fan Colin Wing defends himself

The Daily Mail have tracked down the Chelsea fan who everyone saw abusing Raheem Sterling on TV.

He’s been identified as Colin Wing, a 60-year-old from Beckenham.

Colin Wing denies suggestions he was racist towards Raheem Sterling, and he’s issued the following statement:

I’m deeply ashamed of my own behaviour and I feel really bad.

But I didn’t call him a black ****, I called him a Manc c***.

Nobody around me said they heard anything.

I’ve been going to Chelsea for 50 years now and, because of where I sit, I’m picked up on the camera most weeks.

If I had a history of saying this sort of thing I would’ve been caught by now.

I offer him an unreserved apology. Even if it wasn’t racist it’s not right what I said.

I was completely out of order but I’ve lost my job and my season ticket so everybody’s got what they wanted.

Raheem Sterling’s Instagram reaction

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Good morning I just want to say , I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to heard I will speak up. Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better. For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for there mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the news papers get there message across for the young black player and then for the young white payer. I think this in unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light. Which helps fuel racism an aggressive behaviour, so for all the news papers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all i have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity an give all players an equal chance.

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Chelsea fan ‘Dean’ on Talksport

On TalkSport on Monday, one of the supposed Chelsea fans who have been suspended after the Raheem Sterling incident called the radio station.

Known as ‘Dean’, the Chelsea fan also denied that any racism aimed a Sterling:

I didn’t say anything racist, but I do admit swearing at him and calling him an embarrassment to England. I don’t defend it.

It was a passionate game and we needed to win, but that really is no defence. I apologise for anything I said that was offensive.

On behalf of the other fans it just abhors me and I’m just really sorry. That language shouldn’t have come out, even what I said shouldn’t have come out.

Also see: Chelsea racism & Raheem Sterling: Jamie Carragher cites Liverpool move, Gary Neville reveals England abuse.

Only three Chelsea players would get into Man City’s XI – Tony Cascarino.

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