NB: what you see above is just an impression of the clip: since The Guardian has chosen to block access via YouTube to footage it should want the world to see, I will use the BBC link suggested by Phil in the comment below. See it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31515624
The bad news is that this happened in 2015. Long after we fondly supposed such low-life primitives had found other outlets for their vile prejudice, a group of English “supporters” are caught on film preventing a black man from boarding a Metro train in Paris before the Chelsea game at PSG. They chant “we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”.
The good news is that French police should have not the slightest difficulty, perhaps with help from their counterparts at the Met, in identifying those concerned and bringing them to justice.
Chelsea FC has also promised to support action against them. Perhaps part of the rehabilitation process, preferably conducted while this unlovely mob serves a little time at the Fleury-Mérogis prison or similar, might involve requiring them to study and discuss photographs of the white, black and brown faces of the Chelsea squad.
The Guardian, which received the clip from a British expat, reports that it could lead to disciplinary action from Uefa against the club if it decides an incident away from the stadium is still within its remit.
The newspaper quotes the club as saying: “Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society. 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.”
* I liked this piece by Andy Lines, Chelsea supporter and cheif reporter of the Daily Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/racist-chelsea-morons-no-place-5182636
Who are these scum responsible for such a shocking incident? I am sure by the end of today decent Chelsea fans will have have named and shamed those responsible for such vile behaviour. Not only should these racist thugs be banned by the club but they should also be prosecuted by the appropriate French authorities.