English Premiership

Court bans racist Chelsea fans

2015-07-22 20:02
Chelsea (AFP)

London - A British court banned four Chelsea fans from attending football matches on Wednesday following a racist incident on the Paris metro that was seen by millions after it was filmed by another passenger.

The four men were handed banning orders after video footage showed fans pushing a black Frenchman off a train several times as he tried to board, while some of the Chelsea supporters chanted: "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it."

The court banned Richard Barklie, 50, a former police officer from Northern Ireland, for five years after finding he had "demonstrated aggressive, disorderly conduct" by pushing Souleymane Sylla off the train and had chanted "John Terry (Chelsea captain) is a racist and that's the way we like it."

Finance worker Josh Parsons, 20, was also banned from attending football matches for five years after he "sang the chant glorifying racism" and showed "aggressive and disorderly conduct as part of a pack of Chelsea fans," judge Gareth Branston told the court in London.

Two other Chelsea fans received bans of five years and three years for their part in the incident, which preceded a Champions League match in February with Paris St Germain.

A fifth fan was banned from football for five years at an earlier hearing.

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