London - British police announced on Saturday that they were investigating
reports a group of Chelsea supporters chanted racist songs at a London
train station after returning from Paris earlier this week.
were already under way after footage emerged showing Chelsea fans
preventing a black man from boarding a Paris metro train on Tuesday and
chanting: "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it!"
member of the public has now alleged that Chelsea fans made racist
chants at St Pancras station on Wednesday, after returning from watching
their side's 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
racist chanting was reported by a member of the public who was
disgusted by the behaviour of the men who had travelled on the 18:40
service from Paris Gard du Nord," said Superintendent Gill Murray from
British Transport Police in a statement.
"The men shouted as they walked through the station having alighted from the train a short time earlier.
you travelled on the train from Paris or were at the station and have
information which can assist our investigation, I would urge you to get
in touch as a matter of urgency."
Chelsea have banned five people
from the club's Stamford Bridge ground after an investigation into the
incident, which drew widespread condemnation.
Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, a
spokesman said the club were helping police with their investigation.
we're aware that the British Transport Police have another
investigation ongoing," he said. "We're in touch with them and will
assist with that in any way we can."