Chelsea to review supporters of anti-Semitism after the emergence of footage of fans performing Nazi greetings
Chelsea are preparing to investigate the footage of fans performing Nazi greetings, singing anti-Semitic songs and imitating the noise of a gas chamber before a Champions League game in Lille last October.
Sportsmail released photographs of the shocking film – which comes from a BBC documentary on racism in football – on Friday morning which led the club to engage in a formal investigation.
Chelsea are frustrated that the BBC has yet to show them the video that appears to show their fans behaving frighteningly before their 2-1 win in Lille on October 2nd, which will include a BBC 3 documentary Shame in the Game from screen on Wednesday.
Chelsea are ready to review the footage of fans performing Nazi greetings, singing anti-Semitic songs and imitating the noise of a gas chamber
The club was accused by UEFA after a group of fans got involved in anti-Semitic singing during a 2-2 draw in the Europa League against the Hungarian Vidi in December 2018. They took strong action against their fans – beyond to run several educational campaigns.
“Chelsea Football Club will conduct a full investigation into the matter as soon as we can see the video,” read a note. ‘At this point it is not clear to us if Chelsea fans are involved.
“However, if an individual with discriminatory behavior in the video is identified as a season ticket holder or member of this club, we will take and support the strongest possible actions against them, in line with our zero tolerance approach towards all forms of discrimination. This behavior does not reflect in any way the values of this club.
“No club has done more than Chelsea FC to fight anti-Semitism.”
The footage, taken from a BBC documentary, was brought before Chelsea’s Lille game