French Police have successfully retrieved the images captured from the Metro Station’s CCTV of at least five Chelsea fans that hurled derogatory racist slur on a black man and stopped him from boarding a train after attending a match between Chelsea and Paris St Germain last Wednesday, 18th February at at the Metro station Richelieu-Drouot in Paris.
The Chelsea fans humiliated the black passenger by uttering these chants: “We are racist, We are racist,” and stopped him from boarding by pushing him in front of other shocked passengers. The Chelsea football club has now released a statement saying all five will be banned from Stamford Bridge for life if sufficient evidence is made to
implicate them for engaging in this racist act.
The alleged victim of the Paris Metro incident has been identified as a 33-year-old man, known as Souleymane S. When he was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live, he said:
“We’re in 2015, aren’t we, and we’re in France. We’re in a civilised country and when you are in a civilised country there are certain things you can’t do. For me, it’s a humiliation. I was humiliated in my country. I was humiliated in front of my family, humiliated in front of my mother and father.”
The spokeman for Chelsea confirmed that the club will issue an apology on behalf of the fans to the victim. The club’s manager, Jose Mourinho further said that he was ashamed by this incident as reported by BBC Sport News.