Video claims to show Chelsea fans destroying Munich cafe in 2012

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Chelsea fans have been embroiled in fresh controversy after a video allegedly showing a large group of them destroying a Munich bar before the 2012 Champions League final appeared online.

The video shows Chelsea fans surrounding a pile of broken chairs and tables and also appear to be trapping one of the restaurant's workers within the circle.

More chairs are thrown into the pile as the video is filmed before one fan pushes the worker, causing him to fall into the broken furniture. The worker, understandably angry with the situation he has found himself in, addresses the shirtless man with a bottle in his hand. 


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The worker grabs the fan by the neck, only to receive a punch to the jaw. Other fans separate them before it escalates further and the video ends. Overall, it's rather disgraceful behaviour from the travelling fans, most of whom can be heard laughing and cheering.

The video, which was first uploaded to Twitter by user @allfienoah, appeared in the aftermath of Chelsea's 1-0 win over Arsenal and has been widely shared by football fans since.

As expected, it has caused quite a stir.

Bad reputation

It is the latest controversy for Chelsea and their travelling fans, who are still trying to rebuild their reputation after an incident on a Paris Metro train last year showed some fans refusing to allow a black man onto their carriage.

The group of four fans, who were also heard chanting “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it”, were subsequently banned from football games. The victim, Souleymane Sylla, later refused an invitation by Chelsea to attend a match.

Tainted memory

Unfortunately, this incident adds a sour taste to the club's greatest night in their history. The Chelsea fans were in Munich to watch the Champions League final against Bayern Munich, which they went on to win on penalties; their one and only triumph in the competition.

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