Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Chelsea after the club's supporters were involved in a racially abusing incident in Pairs last night.
A video has emerged of Blues fans abusing a black man in Paris last night as Chelsea were in France to take on PSG in the Champions League Round of 16. On the way to the Parc des Princes, Blues fans were caught singing: 'We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it.'
And as reported by the Standard, Wright has hit out at the Stamford Bridge club on Twitter, claiming that they've been linked to racism for a long period now and failed to do anything about it.
In fact, the former Arsenal striker has urged the club to take action immediately, as they look to eradicate the problem.
There's no doubt about it, the shocking footage from the metro train has certainly came as a shock to many in the English game.
Despite Wright's words, Chelsea certainly seem to be taking the issue seriously after releasing a club statement, insisting that they will take the strongest possible action against the group of supporters: "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 the involvement of Chelsea season ticket holders or members, the club will take the strongest possible action against them including banning orders."
Unsurprisingly, Lord Ouseley, the chairman of Kick It Out, also released a statement, admitting that he was shocked by the behaviour of the Chelsea fans.
He said: "We know that prejudice is on the increase and that in itself leads to hateful attitudes and this sort of conduct.
"I was shocked that Chelsea fans were still behaving like this. I thought the club had made it quite clear and taken action about stopping any repetition, knowing Chelsea, how hard they've worked on these matters, with fans as well as players, that it was unlikely to occur."
Wright is right
To an extent, Wright is spot in. Unfortunately, the issue of racism continues to rumble on in modern football, and clubs must act sooner rather than later.
Chelsea must act, and it appears that they will do exactly that. These so called fans should never watch their beloved club live again.
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