Travelling Blues fans condemned by West London club.
Chelsea condemn fan chants about Ferdinand
GENK, Belgium — Chelsea slammed their own fans for chanting about QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during a 1-1 draw at Belgian club Genk in the Champions League.
A group of Chelsea’s 1,100 travelling supporters repeatedly sung “Anton Ferdinand: you know what you are” in a misguided attempt to show support for Blues captain John Terry.
Terry has been accused of racially abusing Ferdinand during his side’s 1-0 defeat at Loftus Road last month, with both the English FA and British Police launching formal investigations into the allegations.
The Chelsea and England captain, who was an unused substitute in Belgium, strongly denies the claims, but the club were quick to condemn the chants.
A club spokesman said in a statement: “The chanting was wholly inappropriate and we don’t condone it.”
As the Anton Ferdinand/John Terry saga drags on with the FA seemingly no nearer to completing it’s investigation, it is pretty despicable that a portion of the Chelsea fans would decide to chant in this manner.
John Terry is accused of a serious offence and there is a possibility of a hefty ban if he is proven guilty so whilst on some occasions it is acceptable to back your club captain, this certainly is not one of them.