Stamford Bridge ‘supporter’ abuses Blues striker.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who will make his England debut as a substitute against Sweden at Wembley, has been the target of alleged racist abuse from his own club’s fans.
An investigation has been launched at Stamford Bridge following the complaint from a Chelsea executive club member that a fellow wealthy supporter had loudly called Sturridge a ‘monkey’ during the Champions League game away at Belgian club Genk two weeks ago.
This was in moronic support of the alleged racist foul language from Chelsea captain John Terry, supposedly directed at QPR’s Ferdinand, that the Metropolitan Police are investigating.
The Sturridge abuse came from the €100-a-seat section at the top of the main stand reserved for Chelsea’s 300-strong group of well-heeled executive club members and Samsung sponsors.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Of course this report follows on from abuse directed by some travelling Chelsea supporters in Genk which is also being investigated by police and the West London club itself.
The tone of Daily Mail’s coverage is more than a little suspect, appearing to claim surprise that a middle class fan could possibly be guilty of racist abuse as though such treatment was only the actions of the working class masses, I guess we should expect nothing less from that particular publications.
John Terry has spoken of his desire to face his own race row head on, only the FA and his Chelsea representatives have effectively gagged the defender. Quite why this case has taken so long to investigate is beyond comprehension.