Champions League

Blues fans off to Paris court

2015-03-12 08:13
Video footage of Chelsea fans pushing a man off the Paris metro (AFP)

London - Five men will appear in court over the racist abuse of a black man prior to a Champions League game in Paris last month, British police announced on Wednesday.

Chelsea fans were filmed preventing the man from boarding a Metro train and singing racist songs before their Champions League last 16 first-leg match against Paris Saint-Germain.

The men will go before Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court in northeast London on March 25 "regarding a police application for football banning orders," Scotland Yard said.

Chelsea and PSG are due to meet in the second leg of their tie at Stamford Bridge later on Wednesday, with the score 1-1 following the first leg.

Football banning orders can be issued by British courts following a conviction for a football-related offence and can last for between three and 10 years.

Breaches of the orders can lead to prison sentences.

The incident in Paris, captured on the mobile phone of a British expatriate, sparked widespread condemnation and prompted Chelsea to ban five supporters from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea invited the victim, known as Souleymane S., to attend Wednesday's game against PSG, but he turned down the invitation.

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