Nyon – UEFA condemns incidents of racial harassment committed by a number of Chelsea fans in Paris. Similar curse expressed by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
As reported earlier, a number of people who reported as Chelsea fans caught being racist when the West London club was, visiting Paris for the first leg of the Champions League last 16 against Paris Saint-Germain.
Ahead of the game, there is a video that gives rise to a racially nuanced scene. In amateur video taken at the Metro station Richelieu-Drouot, a number of football supporters who are already in a railway carriage seemed to rebuke, prevent, and encourage one another passenger who was about to go into the carriage because of his skin color is black.
Paul Nolan, Britons who lived in Paris and filmed the incident, told BBC Radio Four that the Chelsea fans who were in the carriage also looks “very aggressive”. The fans were also heard to say, “We racially, we racist, and we were happy like that.”
UEFA react immediately upon the occurrence of the incident. They condemn racial harassment committed by the Chelsea fans. But, they could not go further because the scene is out of their territory.
“UEFA condemns all forms of discrimination and we were surprised by the incident that occurred in the Paris Metro on Tuesday,” wrote in a statement UEFA Mirror.
“However, because the incident occurred far away from the stadium, it is beyond the reach of UEFA to act. The authorities for further investigation is the local authority and the UEFA support every action taken.”
Blatter showed the same attitude with UEFA. He asserted that football does not give the slightest place for racism.
“I also condemn the actions of a small group of Chelsea fans in Paris. There is no place for racism in football,” kicaunya throughSeppBlatter Twitter account.