Fan identified on social media as one of the supporters on Paris Metro.
Josh Parsons, a man identified as one of the Chelsea fans aboard a Paris Metro train where a black man was shoved off and subjected to vile racist chants, has been revealed as a UKIP supporter.
The former public schoolboy, who is a former pupil at a £11,150 per term public school, posed in the past with Nigel Farage, the leader of right-wing political party UKIP.
The 20 year old was snapped with the controversial politician outside a London pub and captioned the image: “UKIP BOYS! What a geezer”.
Parsons was earlier identified by the Sun newspaper as one of the men pictured in the train carriage in the French capital but it has not been suggested that he was involved in either the racist chants or the assault on the black passenger.
The 21 year old removed his social media profiles after being identified and has not responded to requests for comment from several media outlets.
Speaking outside the London offices of his place of employment Business and Commercial Finance Club, his boss Miranda Khadr said: “He is very scared at the moment and he called me to say he is not coming in today.
“He is not that type of person at all (to have taken part in racist chants), he works with me and I’m not English.
“He is a 21-year-old little boy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” she added, reports Daily Mail.
Another man from the video has since been identified locally as Jordan Munday but again these has yet to be any suggestion he was involved in the abuse.
However, both will no doubt be of interest to police as they could provide key evidence needed to prosecute those involved in the disturbing scenes.
French prosecutors have now launched an enquiry ino the incident for ‘voluntary racism on public transport’ which is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of around £33,000.