Chelsea have issued an indefinite ban to a supporter accused of racist behavior
Premier League giants Chelsea have handed a season ticket holder an indefinite suspension after he was identified as having made a racist gesture towards Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min during the last Sunday’s heated clash at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have announced they have launched an investigation after footage released on social media showed the Stamford Bridge Shed End fan performing the racist gesture towards Son in the 2-2 draw, with the club claiming the fan would be subject to “club’s strongest action”.
On Saturday, Londoners released a statement to say the supporter had been identified and that they had “banned [the] holder of a subscription indefinitely.”
Following our statement this week about racist abuse during Tottenham’s game last Sunday, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that they have identified and indefinitely banned a season ticket holder. pic.twitter.com/3r9utmLxvz
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 20, 2022
“Chelsea Football Club finds any form of discriminatory behavior totally abhorrent. He has no place in Chelsea or any of our communities.“, said the club.
“Chelsea FC have always been very clear about their zero-tolerance stance on discriminatory behavior, but there are still idiots like this who attach themselves to this club as so-called ‘fans’, which is shameful at Chelsea FC, to our coaches, players, staff and our true supporters..”
Chelsea previously suspended another supporter for life after he was found guilty of hurling racial abuse at Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling, who has since joined Chelsea.
They also temporarily banned five other supporters in connection with the Sterling incident.
In 2019, a Chelsea fan was arrested for racist abuse of Son during a game between the two teams at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – a game in which Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger was also allegedly the subject of racist chanting. Tottenham fans.
The fallout from Sunday’s angry clash between the two London rivals continues, after it was revealed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is likely to serve a one-game ban on the touchline after he and Spurs manager Antonio Conte were shown a red card after the final whistle. crash from the touchline.
The ban, however, remains suspended pending further investigation. He was also fined £35,000.
Conte, by comparison, was not hit with a touchline ban following an FA investigation.