UEFA open investigations on Chelsea Anti-semitic chants
18 December 2018 13:41 GMT
UEFA has opened an investigation into alleged anti-Semitic chants by Chelsea fans at a match against Mol Vidi in Hungary last week, the European football governing body said Tuesday.
A group of fans sang a derogatory chant about Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have a large Jewish fan base, during the game in Budapest, according to British media.
Chelsea have already condemned fans accused of anti-Semitic chanting during Thursday’s Europa League game at Vidi following the Raheem Sterling race row.
“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.
“It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities,” the spokesman added. “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.”