English football has been rocked this morning by a video circling on social media showing a small group of Chelsea fans celebrating the fact that they are racists, whilst on the Metro in Paris for the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
The video has of course been widely criticised on social media but people are angry for a number of reasons, due to the fact that this incident happened in the first place- whilst others are angry that the media coverage is different than it would have been had it been a group of fans from an ethnic minority.
Thankfully, Chelsea themselves have condemned the action and supported criminal action towards the fans, whilst the general consensus of Blues supporters is also extremely critical.
Funny how everyone is referring to these despicable human beings as “#chelsearacists” not “white people”, cause if they were Muslim/black..
— Omar (@DecolonisedSoul) February 18, 2015
#chelsearacists is nothing new ….
— Bipolar Sunshine (@bipolarsunshine) February 18, 2015
You can clearly see the faces of the racists on that train. They should all be banned from all football grounds for life #ChelseaRacists
— Adam (@s_dogbot) February 18, 2015
— Tony T (@tonytouch09) February 18, 2015
#chelsearacists should at least have the “decency” to be racist in their own country – not one where THEY are the foreigners.
— Alison Bancroft (@Kipperwacker) February 18, 2015
Just seen the #chelsearacists video from last night. Disgusting behaviour but not a reflection of genuine fans. Hope they’re banned for life
— James McCarthy (@jamessmccarthy) February 18, 2015
— Jamie Henry (@JHenry1810) February 18, 2015
Not surprised by the #chelsearacists typical of the sport that has become arrogant & self entitled,arrogant players & arrogant coaches!!!
— Daryl jenkins (@darylj772) February 18, 2015
I think the #chelsearacists is disgusting. How and why do people think it’s acceptable to behave in such a poor manner?
— Bea Rose Sanders (@bearosesanders_) February 18, 2015