It certainly has been a week to forget for Chelsea Football Club off the field and this evening some of their fans have once again shown their true colours.
Chelsea supporters have been accused of singing anti-semitic chants during their team’s Europa League match against MOL Vidi in Budapest.
The club took 1,273 fans to the Groupama Arena for the 2-2 draw and a portion of their fanbase began chanting abuse about “Yids”.
According to the Telegraph, the words: “Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a bunch of Yids … Yiddos” could be heard from the away end.
This latest embarrassing event for Chelsea comes days after the Raheem Sterling incident that has seen them ban four supporters for allegedly racially abusing the Manchester City and England player. One of the fans is accused of calling Sterling a “black c***” – though he claims he used the word “Manc”.
Uefa have announced they are also investigating the incident.
Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” a Chelsea spokesman said as quoted by the Standard.
“It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.
“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players.
“Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using anti-Semitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”
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