Monday 17 June 2019

Sarri condemns racial abuse

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Images
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Images

Charlie Eccleshare

Maurizio Sarri last night condemned the "disgusting" behaviour of the Chelsea fans accused of racially abusing Raheem Sterling.

One supporter was alleged to have called Sterling a "f****** black c***" - the man claims he instead called Sterling "Manc" - during Saturday's 2-0 Stamford Bridge win over Manchester City, and Sarri stressed that he and the club condemn discriminatory behaviour of any kind.

Sarri, speaking ahead of Chelsea's final Europa League group match tonight against Hungarian side MOL Vidi, said: "It was disgusting, you know very well my opinion and the opinion of the club.

"I want to say that I condemn any form of discrimination, of course. I think that the club had banned four persons."

Tonight's game is a dead-rubber for Chelsea - they have already topped Group L - so the match is about giving chances to fringe players.

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