Chelsea fan in Paris Métro video posed for picture with UKIP leader Nigel Farage
A Chelsea fan filmed in the video while racist chants were sung in a Paris Métro station is reportedly a UKIP supporter and was snapped in a photo with leader Nigel Farage.
Joshua Parsons, who was identified from a number of sources as being in the controversial video, posted a pictured of himself on his Instagram account four months ago alongside Farage with the message: “UKIP BOYS! What a geezer.”
Wearing a black, hooded jacket, Parsons can be seen in the Paris video after those around him appear to have chanted: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
The 21-year-old's aunt Louise told the London Evening Standard: “He is a lovely boy and has never been in any trouble. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and that has never been a problem. I have seen the footage but have not yet spoken to him. “We do not know what to make of it but it is a shock to the family. He is a lovely gentle boy who would not hurt anyone.”
The black man who was blocked from boarding a Paris Metro train by Chelsea supporters has called for those involved to be jailed.
In an interview with Le Parisien, the man named by the newspaper as French-Mauritian Souleymane S says he could not bear to tell his wife or children about what occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the Richelieu-Drouot Metro station.
He was pushed back by what appeared to be a group of fans travelling to the Parc des Princes for the Champions League match against Paris St Germain.
A chant of ''We're racist and that's the way we like it'' from the Chelsea fans was clearly audible on a video of the incident.
The man, reported by Le Parisien to be a chief operating officer at a business close to the Metro station, told the newspaper: "These people, these English supporters, have to be found, punished and should be locked up. What happened shouldn't go unpunished."