Champions League

Racism victim to receive signed ball

2015-04-14 12:30
Video footage of Chelsea fans pushing a man off the Paris metro (AFP)

Paris - The victim of racist chanting by Chelsea fans on the Paris metro in February will be presented with a signed ball ahead of Wednesday's Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Souleymane S. was pushed off a metro train in Paris by Chelsea fans who then sang a racist chant ahead of the Champions League match between the English Premier League leaders and PSG.

Five men aged between 20 and 50 appeared in court in London last month in connection with the incident, which was filmed by a fellow commuter and published on social media.

But Franco-Mauritanian Souleymane S. will receive a ball signed by both PSG and Barcelona ahead of Wednesday's match at the Parc des Princes in the French capital, UEFA told AFP.

On February 17, ahead of the last 16, first leg match in Paris, some Chelsea fans barred Souleymane S. from boarding a train and were then filmed chanting: "we're racist and that's the way we like it."

The five fans who appeared before court face bans of three to five years from football stadiums if the case against them is proven.

They have already been subjected to a temporary ban from Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground.

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