Sunday 18 August 2019

Kick It Out condemns video believed to show Chelsea fans’ racist Salah chant

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the group singing ‘Salah is a bomber’.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Photo: Adam Davy/PA
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

By Max McLean, Press Association

A video showing a group, believed to be Chelsea fans, singing a racist song has been condemned by equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed the group singing “Salah is a bomber” apparently in reference to Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

“It’s not on the terraces, but it’s still a disgrace. We don’t want fans like that anywhere near our game,” Kick It Out tweeted.

“We will be liaising with @ChelseaFC to ensure those involved are identified and punished swiftly and effectively. #KickItOut”

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Chelsea declined to comment on the basis that it has not been established that these are Chelsea fans.

The Blues’ first-leg quarter-final Europa League tie against Slavia Prague takes place in the Czech Republic.

The Czech police have yet to respond to the Press Association’s request for comment.

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