Chelsea Suspend Four Supporters For Alleged Racism On Raheem Sterling

Chelsea Suspend Four Supporters For Alleged Racism On Raheem Sterling

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Chelsea have suspended four fans from Stamford Bridge pending the period the club investigates alleged racism against Raheem Sterling.

Clips on Social media show fans chanting at the City forward on Saturday during Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester City.

With the England international going on his Instagram account to condemn the act and call out the English press.

The Football Association, Chelsea and the Metropolitan police had commenced investigation into the matter with all parties reviewing the footage.

It appears some of the culprits have been identified and sanctioned by the blues. A statement on the club’s website read:

“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.”

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