Chelsea suspend four fans over alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling

Chelsea suspend four fans who allegedly hurled racist abuse at


and have confirmed they are assisting the police in their investigation.

The club have trawled through CCTV images from inside Stamford Bridge, as well as TV footage, to identify a supporter who appeared to call Sterling a ‘f***ing black c***’ in the first half of Saturday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.

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Chelsea suspend four fans over alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling

Chelsea have passed on the fan’s details to the police, and have now confirmed that three more supporters have also been suspended.

 

A club statement read:

‘Chelsea Football Club has suspended four people from attending Chelsea matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behaviour of supporters towards Raheem Sterling during our match against Manchester City on Saturday. ‘Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them.

‘Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans. We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.’

Sterling opened up about the incident on social media, as well as hitting out at what he claimed was racist treatment from the media in the way young black players are depicted.

265 Comments

  1. I support that motion by Chelsea football club, racism needs to come to an end. Let’s promote love and unity, football is a fair play game not prejudice against humanity.

  2. Very good that will sound as a deterrent to racist and other abusive things that we see in football this days R.sterling should take heart.

  3. Is obviously not working for the the supporters for going extreme but stopping them from showing up to watch matches is obviously left to the opinion.

  4. I like this move by Chelsea football club, racism has to stop. love and unity should be promoted, football is a helping to unite all human race.

  5. That Very Good….There Must Be Equal punnishment And Equality Before The Law Regardless Of Ones Position In The Society

  6. Das gud den, next time dey we not abuse any player again, and it we also be inform of lession to other people’s that nomally do that

  7. That Very Bad….
    They Must Be Equal Punnishment And Equality Before The Law Regardless Of Ones Position In The Society

  8. This news is worth embracing because it help to eradicate or minimise racism in the societ particularly in football.

  9. Chelsea football club, racism needs to come to an end. Let’s promote love and unity, football is a fair play game not prejudice against

  10. Action should be taken against racism its a very bad thing that by thus time we still hear cases of racism

  11. suspension is not termination and i think it is better to suspend than to terminate. please at the right time the should call them back o

  12. Why will fan be insulting players…is not good because you don’t know the tension thier are going throug while playing football

  13. Yeah..That’s a good decision by Chelsea. .any individual involving in racist behavior should be sanctioned in order to promote peace and unity. ..

  14. Racism is still going on,in this 21stCentury,especially in football, I’m happy the football authority are doing something about it

  15. It serves them right, I don’t know why some people are still racist by now.they need severe punishment for their actions.

  16. Racism should not be supported and as such those fans that raised such abuses should be caught up to face the arm of justice, their should be no discrimination of colours

  17. Thanks to Chelsea FC for taking such a drastic action and measure to tackle racism in our noble club. Sorry RS7

  18. This will serve as a warning to other racist . When this so called white people visit Africa , we give them special treatment but the reverse is always the case when we are in their country .

  19. That is good…imagine playing in a team when u know one of the fan is there to bring down ur spirit…people should know how they talk most times..Chelsea thank u

  20. When will racism finally be over? I’ve seen footballers cry on the pitch because of this. How insensible to hate someone because of their skin color

  21. Nice one chelsea FC. Racism should not be tolerated and the suspension handed to the racist fans should be a lesson to others.

  22. That’s a very good decision from the club management and board, I think with this we can curb the rate of racial abuse amongst fans

  23. Its high time people come to the realization that whether black or white we are all equal before the law

  24. I support that motion by Chelsea football club, racism has to put to end to an end,
    Let’s promote love and unity,

  25. Racism have been a very terrible mole in sports and is seems not to go away because the body have refused to hardened the law against racism. I suggest if anybody found in racists comments must be banned to serve as a warning to others. I think that will help to reduce this bad situations. Good Chelsea took a bold step to punish them.

  26. That is a good one from their end.Ensuring that all players are treated equally not minding the skin colour!

  27. How can they monitor the suspension? Suspended the four of them how? I think racists should be given special punishment.

  28. That’s a good action..
    Racism is long gone and dead
    Everyone are one… I don’t know why they are bringing it back

  29. My own opinion for calling a black man a man is not racist but what am against is putting it fucking black man.I am always proud of my colour black man

  30. I wonder why some people still do this racist thing . The four fans were suspend not banned . They can’t learn with just that

  31. All these white people feel that they are better than everyone else, insulting the black like no man business. This will serve as a lesson to others.

  32. What of racism happening against blacks in European counties anyway their decision is okay.

  33. It suits them right, football portrays unity but I don’t know why some people will look beyond the pictures painted by football to accepting racism.

  34. This isn’t a good news at all. They would have at least caution them 1st. These players made a big mistake, they know CCTV camera is everywhere, why we will they still fuckup?

  35. to think that such antics still occurs in present-day england is quite unfortunate,thats what they are anyway,i bet such would occur in france

  36. It’s good Chelsea is in full support of the investigation and sanctions. Thumbs up. This has increased my respect for the team. I can tell many others feel this way too.

  37. In this age and time people are still doing racism things. That one is their problem, I am black and proud!!!!

  38. This is a very good move by Chelsea Football Club, for suspending 4 fans from attending Chelsea matches. This to an extent will discourage racism to an extent.

  39. Nice one by Chelsea FC. But while involving the police?
    They would had settled things without taking it that far

  40. Football is a sport and it should be promoted with love and unity, that motion by Chelsea football club is good, racism need to come to an end.

  41. Is obviously not working for the the supporters for going extreme but stopping them from showing up to watch matches is obviously left to the opinion.

  42. Will racism ever stop…may God help black players that play ball outside Africa. May those 4 fans be banned for life not only suspension.

  43. Racism is what brings about low self esteem, we should stop being racists be it black or white. We are one

  44. Very good……some fans someties forget dat dese players are human beings too…they tend to get carried away by d emotions

  45. Is not good to abuse player, no matter the situation you have to embraced them with love for better performance.

  46. like this move by Chelsea football club, racism has to stop. love and unity should be promoted, football is a helping to unite all human race.

  47. Not bad chealsee indeed that’s justice who ever is wrong should be made understand that they are wrong no matter their position

  48. Rhe management of Chelsea FC has done well because calling a player unprintable names is against the rule of the soccer.

  49. That’s a great move from Chelsea fc for kicking against racial discrimination. I hope other clubs will emulate this exemplary act.

  50. Racism should be put to an end. Why on earth should some one judge or through tantrums to another because of d color. As far as we are alive, we all are beautifully made by God.

  51. All these white people feel that they are better than everyone else, insulting the black like no man business. This will serve as a lesson to others.

  52. I like this move by Chelsea football club, racism has to stop. love and unity should be promoted, football is a helping to unite all human race.

  53. Chelsea have passed on the fan’s details to the police, and have now confirmed that three more supporters have also been suspended.

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