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Five men to appear in UK court over Chelsea racism incident on Paris Metro

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Souleymane Sylla, the man who was denied access to a Metro train by a group of Chelsea fans on their way to the Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

Souleymane Sylla, the man who was denied access to a Metro train by a group of Chelsea fans on their way to the Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

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A group of Chelsea fans stop Souleymane Sylla from getting on the Paris Metro train

Five men have been ordered to appear in court in London over an alleged racist incident by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro.

It is believed they have been called to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court on Thursday regarding a football banning order taken on behalf of UK police.

In February, Chelsea fans were filmed on the Paris Métro shouting racist chants and refusing to allow a black man on to a train before the Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea game.

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