The supporters were videoed chanting racist slogans on the Paris Metro…
Calls have started in the Daily Mirror for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to condemn supporters of the club who have been caught on video chanting racist slogans and pushing a black passenger off a train on the Paris Metro.
Journalist Dave Kidd believes that it would be a powerful message if the 48-year-old “sat in front of a camera and stated that he is a Jewish man, in charge of an ethnically diverse and cosmopolitan team and that he will not tolerate such sickening scenes being perpetrated in the name of his club.”
It would certainly be a well respected move from the Russian, who has stayed silent throughout much of his time as owner of the London side. Making a statement like this would isolate the fans responsible and help to disassociate their actions from the club.
The Blues don’t have a good history with race issues, with skipper John Terry have previously being charged for abusing Anton Ferdinand in the past, retaining his captaincy all the same.