A video has emerged of fans of Chelsea Football Club repeatedly pushing a black man out of a metro train in Paris. The fans are heard shouting: “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it”.
The footage was taken at Richelieu-Drouot station ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes on 17th February. It has already caused outrage in the football world, and Chelsea are pledging to track down those involved.
In a statement the club said: “Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society… We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.”
The man who shot the footage, Paul Nolan, told the Guardian: “The doors were open and I could see and hear that a lot of chanting was going on. It looked like it was quite aggressive so I just took out by phone to record it.
“He was obviously completely shocked when they pushed him off. I don’t think he realised who they were. He then tried to get on again and got pushed off a second time.”
The video is below: