Chelsea have confirmed they are unable to prove one of their own fans racially abused striker Daniel Sturridge during the club's Champions League game at Genk.
The Blues launched an investigation into claims Sturridge was called a "monkey" as he came on as a substitute in last month's 1-1 draw in Belgium following a complaint from another supporter.
The fan accused of racism - who was sitting in the same section as the likes of British Airways chairman Martin Broughton and computer multi-millionaire Peter Harrison in the Cristal Arena's exclusive 100-euro seats - was alleged to have shouted: "They are bringing on the monkeys." However, none of the 16 supporters Chelsea interviewed during their investigation was able to corroborate the accusation.
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