The English Premier League club Chelsea FC has condemned anti-Semitic chants of their own Fans during the away game in the Europa League at FC Vidi in Hungary (2:2).

“The club and the overwhelming majority of our Fans abhor anti-Semitism and any kind of racial or religious hatred”, said a spokesman for the six-times English football champion. All the, “can’t muster the intelligence to understand our message and who have embarrassed the club”, would have to reckon with the “strongest” reaction, even in the face of the club: “It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.”

as recently as last weekend, this view had been of the things already been undermined. In the game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge (2:0) was been approached by the English national players Raheem Sterling from well-to-identify Chelsea fans racist. Four people have now been occupied with preliminary stadium bans, the police determined.

policy discussion on racism in football triggered

The incident a principle had triggered in England debate on racism in football. Sterling accused the media of fueling the obvious Problem by one-sided reporting.

“as Long as people are stupid enough to do something like this, you need to be punished,” said team Manager, Jürgen Klopp, from Liverpool, was of the incident, “not surprised”. City-team Manager, Josep Guardiola, also called for tough sanctions: “We must fight for human rights and a better society. This is the message of the policy. We must defend democracy as well as we can.”

Only on Wednesday also Chelsea’s Coach Maurizio Sarri had condemned “any Form of racism”. “That was disgusting,” said the Italian during a press conference about the case of Sterling. A day later, it came to the recent incident during the European Cup game in Szekesfehervar.

also New this hateful chants aimed at the Jewish Tradition of the London rivals Tottenham Hotspur were not, however,. In the past, some Chelsea Fans were noticed. In response, the club had started in January with a “say no to anti-Semitism”campaign, which is supported by the Russian-Israeli club Boss Roman Abramovich. In June, a 150-member group visited the memorial at the former concentration camp of Auschwitz.


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