Premier League: Chelsea supporters interrogated by police following reports of anti-Semitic chants after match against Brighton

Chelsea also has suspended four people amid a police investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling during a league match at Stamford Bridge on 8 December

The Associated Press December 17, 2018 22:54:50 IST
Premier League: Chelsea supporters interrogated by police following reports of anti-Semitic chants after match against Brighton

London: Police have spoken to three Chelsea fans after receiving reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train following the team's Premier League match at Brighton.

Premier League Chelsea supporters interrogated by police following reports of antiSemitic chants after match against Brighton

File image of Chelsea fans. Reuters

The incident took place on Sunday, three days after Chelsea issued a harsh condemnation of supporters who were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant during a Europa League match at Hungarian team Vidi.

Chelsea also has suspended four people amid a police investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling during a league match at Stamford Bridge on 8 December.

Responding to a request for comment, British Transport Police said officers attended an incident on board a train near Brighton on Sunday soon after Chelsea's 2-1 win.

"Three men were spoken to by officers, but at this time no one has come forward to make a complaint," police said.

Before the Brighton game, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck met with traveling fans and made it clear it was an important day for the club's image after the recent controversies.

Chelsea had described the anti-Semitic chanting in Hungary as "abhorrent," saying those who "can't summon the brainpower to comprehend" the message that discriminatory remarks will not be tolerated actions "will face the strongest possible action from the club."

Chelsea's Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, is Jewish.

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