Slavia Prague vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

12 April, 2019, 10:08 | Author: Dominic Spencer
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"Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them", read the west London club's statement.

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final - but the game was overshadowed by an incident earlier in the day, when Chelsea fans were filmed apparently singing an Islamophobic song about the club's former player Salah.

Chelsea also confirmed that three of the six fans were identified and turned away from the stadium.

"He appreciated but he made a decision to remain and so he knew very well the situation".

"The video circulating online, showing vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players, is unsafe and disturbing", the club statement said.

"The video circulating online, showing vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players, is risky and disturbing", the statement said.

"This behaviour needs to be called out for what it is - unadulterated bigotry".

The anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out condemned the latest racist abuse aimed at a footballer.

Liverpool added that the club were working with Chelsea and Merseyside Police to identify the people in the video.

Despite a lack of goals, the second half provided some entertaining end-to-end football, with Slavia Prague's Ibrahima Traore stinging Kepa Arrizabalaga's palms from distance on 70 minutes and Chelsea seeing a goal ruled out for offside shortly after. "We thank them for their condemnation and a commitment to act urgently to identify any individuals responsible".

Four Chelsea supporters were suspended by the club for abusing Raheem Sterling during Manchester City's 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge on December 8.

"We've watched different games, especially matches where the opponents managed to get more points or put them under pressure and played very well".



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