On a day Jose Mourinho said the locker room was “ashamed” of the racist actions of some road fans on Tuesday in Paris, Chelsea continues to put the hammer down.
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The disgusting incident involved a group of fans singing racist chants at a black man, and refusing to let him board a train before the Blues’ UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain this week.
The incident was filmed by a British expat, and discipline started with suspensions that could turn to lifetime bans for three suspects.
Chelsea Football Club has suspended a further two people from Stamford Bridge as a result of ongoing investigations into the incident on the Paris Metro on Tuesday evening. This makes a total of five to date.
If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life.
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We’re not naive enough to think hatred, ignorance and foolishness won’t always exist in the world, but public incidents like this need this level of swift justice more often in sports. It’s awful that it’s happened, but kudos to Chelsea for seemingly following through.