Chelsea and British police have launched investigations after a
supporter was photographed making an apparent racist gesture during
Wednesday's League Cup match against Manchester United.
published on the internet appear to show a man making a monkey gesture
in the stands during Chelsea's 5-4 extra-time victory at Stamford
Club can confirm we are investigating an incident involving a member of
the crowd at last night's game against Manchester United," the club said
in a statement.
will be examining all available footage and asks anyone who can identify
the individual to contact the club. Chelsea FC is committed to removing
all forms of discrimination and if we have sufficient evidence we will
take the strongest possible action, including supporting criminal
The Metropolitan Police are also investigating after receiving a complaint.
"An investigation has been launched. There have been no arrests and enquiries continue," they said in a statement.
incident comes three days after the Premier League encounter between
the two clubs when Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of using
inappropriate language towards midfielder John Obi Mikel.
English players' union boss Gordan Taylor confirmed this week that
Clattenburg is facing allegations he used racist language.
captain John Terry is currently serving a four-match ban for racially
abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
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