Blatter hits out at racist Chelsea fans The Fifa president has spoken out against a video which shows travelling Blues supporters racially abusing a man in Paris before the club’s Champions League tie with PSG

Footage emerged on Tuesday
night of a group of fans blocking
a man from boarding a train,
while other people can be heard
singing, “We’re racist, we’re racist
and that’s the way we like it.”
The leader of world football’s
governing body has now stepped
in to have his say on the events.
Via his Twitter feed, Blatter said: “I
also condemn the actions of a
small group of Chelsea fans in
Paris. There is no place for racism
in football!”
I also condemn the actions of
a small group of Chelsea fans
in Paris. There is no place for
racism in football!
— Joseph S Blatter
(@SeppBlatter) February 18,
2015
Uefa, meanwhile, insists it is
beyond its remit to take action
against the fans, as the incident
took place away from the stadium,
though it “condemns all forms of
discrimination and we are
appalled by the incident.
“It is a matter for the local
authorities to investigate further
and Uefa supports any action that
is taken.”
Chelsea were quick to condemn
the conduct of those involved in a
strongly-worded statement issued
on Tuesday night: “Such
behaviour is abhorrent and has
no place in football or society.
“We will support any criminal
action against those involved, and
should evidence point to
involvement of Chelsea season-
ticket holders or members the
club will take the strongest
possible action against them,
including banning orders.”
That is a stance which has been
backed up by the Football
Association (FA) in statement: “The
FA fully supports Chelsea’s position
in seeking to ban any of the club’s
season-ticket holders or members
who face criminal action in
relation to these abhorrent
scenes.
“The FA, like the club, completely
condemn such disgraceful
behaviour which is a criminal
offence and those responsible
should face the strongest possible
punishment.”

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