Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Chelsea fans face bans over Mohamed Salah chant

Chelsea fans face bans over Mohamed Salah chant

"The video circulating online, showing vile discriminatory chant being aimed at one of our players, is unsafe and disturbing".

"Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them", the statement read.

England's Press Association reported that the three supporters were refused entry to Thursday's game in Prague after being identified as part of the group in the video.

Liverpool also issued a statement to defend one of its best players and condemn the behaviour as "unadulterated bigotry", stressing that there's no place for such conduct either in football or in society as a whole.

"Liverpool Football Club believes it is the responsibility of those in positions of authority, following proper process, to act urgently to identify and then punish anyone committing a hate crime".

Hazard was rested ahead of Chelsea's huge clash against league leaders Liverpool on Sunday, but the Italian boss clearly felt the need to change the game just after the interval by bringing on his star forward.

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Chelsea and Liverpool have both condemned the incident, with Liverpool describing the chants as "dangerous and disturbing".

Alonso's header from an inswinging Willian cross as full-time approached wound up being the difference for Chelsea, who return home for the second leg on April 18 with an important away goal giving them the upper leg for passage to the semifinals.

The two clubs are working together to address this issue. "We thank them for their condemnation and a commitment to act urgently to identify any individuals responsible".

"We've watched different games, especially matches where the opponents managed to get more points or put them under pressure and played very well".

One wrote on Twitter: "This is extremely disgusting and needs addressing by Chelsea. they don't represent the true fans of the club".

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