Chelsea have condemned fans over anti-Semitism chants during the club’s Europa League match with Vidi FC, the club also promised to take action.
Just few days ago, the clubs win over Manchester City was spoiled with reports of racist abuse against Raheem Sterling, well, the fans are in the news again for another wrong.
Minutes into the game against Vidi FC, several fans were heard singing a chant that used anti-Jewish slurs.
“Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham are a bunch of Yids … Yiddos.”
Yid is a derogatory term for a Jewish person.
A Chelsea spokesperson says the club stands against such hate speech, saying;
“Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans.”
“It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.”
“Any individuals that can’t summon the brain-power to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using anti-semitism or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”
Chelsea have previously called for an end to an anti-Semitic chant in 2017, while two Blues fans were given suspended prison sentences in 2015 for shoving a black man away from the doors of the Paris Metro as he tried to board.