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Chelsea Condemn Racist Fans

Chelsea Football Club have condemned an incident, captured in amateur video footage in the Paris metro, that shows fans pushing a black man off a train and chanting “we’re racist”.
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The video was filmed before Chelsea’s Champions League match against Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on Tuesday evening.
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The men can be heard chanting “we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it”.
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A Paris police prefecture spokesman said on Wednesday that no immediate complaint had been filed in relation to the video which was posted on the website of The Guardian newspaper.
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“We will now assess the video of the (Richelieu-Drouot) incident and, if there is cause, launch an investigation in conjunction with our British colleagues,” he added.
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The spokesman said police, including about 10 British officers, had been deployed across Paris on Tuesday and prevented several fights from breaking out.
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He said they had only just been appraised of the incident in the video, but added that, with the faces clearly visible, it should be easy to identify the men.
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Chelsea, whose image was badly tarnished in the 1970s and 1980s when the right-wing National Front regularly recruited on their old terraces at the notorious Shed End of Stamford Bridge, condemned the incident on Wednesday.
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“Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society,” the club said in a statement in response to the reports.
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“We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.”
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The amateur footage, posted on The Guardian website, shows a black man trying to squeeze onto a busy train at the Richelieu-Drouot metro stop only to be pushed back repeatedly by a group of men.
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After stopping him from boarding the train, they start their chants.
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Paul Nolan, a British resident of Paris who filmed the video, told BBC Radio Four the Chelsea fans in the metro carriage had seemed “very aggressive” and it was an “ugly scene”.

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