Police hunting three Chelsea fans

Published: Saturday 21st February 2015 by The News Editor

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Police are seeking three Chelsea football fans they believe were involved in an allegedly racist incident on a Paris Metro train.

Five people have so far been suspended from the club’s Stamford Bridge ground following investigations into the incident.

Images have been released in a bid to identify the trio, who the Metropolitan police think were among a group of Chelsea supporters who pushed a black man off the train and chanted a racist song while on the way to a Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday.

The three singled out by the Met in images taken from the Metro are not the same as the trio initially suspended by Chelsea.

The club has reiterated its promise to ban for life anyone proved to have been involved in the racist altercation and is helping police in the UK and Paris.

It comes as the man pushed off the train, identified only as 33-year-old Souleymane, said the incident is the club’s “responsibility”.

Speaking of his ordeal, Souleymane, who is black, told BBC Radio 5 Live Drive: “I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I really couldn’t believe it.

Chelsea have said they are “appalled” and apologised to the victim, while manager Jose Mourinho said he was “ashamed” of the fans involved.

The club said it has also invited him and his family to London to attend the second leg of the European clash against PSG on March 11.

Chelsea will play Burnley at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Published: Saturday 21st February 2015 by The News Editor

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