Video: Chelsea condemn fans caught on camera chanting "we're racist" and pushing black man off metro
London club fuming over incident following match in Paris
Chelsea FC have issued a statement to condemn the 'abhorrent' actions of fans who stopped a black passenger boarding a Paris Metro train after the club's 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain last night.
Footage, published by the Guardian, shows Chelsea fans stopping a passenger getting on board the train, repeatedly pushing him off the train as he attempts to board.
The fans on the train then broke into a song, chanting "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it."
Chelsea have condemned the club in a statement, saying it will ban any fans found to have been part of the incident.
"Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society," said a spokesman.
"We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders."
The club are likely to face a Uefa investigation into the conduct of their fans.
Paul Nolan, who filmed the clip, told the Guardian: "He was obviously completely shocked when they pushed him off. I don’t think he realised who they were.
"He then tried to get on again and got pushed off a second time. There definitely was a culture shock. I heard a couple of French guys saying: 'I can’t believe this. It’s insane.'"
Watch their disgusting behaviour here:
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