Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Chelsea Fans Denied Entry to Prague Match over Racist Chant

Chelsea Fans Denied Entry to Prague Match over Racist Chant

"It's another sign that something is going wrong a little bit outside".

"We were choosing matches where Chelsea were not as strong as they usually were".

He added: "If you do something like that you should not be able to enter a stadium again, from my point of view, for life".

The Blues' security staff swiftly identified three of the six people in the widely-shared video, and denied that trio entry to Thursday's Europa League clash at Slavia Prague. The other three stayed away from the ground, Chelsea officials believe.

The Egyptian played for Chelsea between 2014 and 2016 before leaving for AS Roma and subsequently joining Liverpool.

When asked if Sunday was a chance to restore the club's pride, Sarri said: Yes, I think so.

More so, the Blues team have condemned the act as they described it as embarrassing to the team while a disciplinary decision has been taken against them as they have been banned from the stadium.

Chelsea have assured they will take "the strongest possible action" against any supporters guilty of racist abuse after a video appeared to show fans targeting Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool also thanked Chelsea for their quick response to the video, and said in a statement that they are working with Merseyside Police to try and identify the fans.

The Blues are now in fourth place in the Premier League table as they seek Champions League qualification for next season, after they finished fifth and won the FA Cup with Antonio Conte in charge.

Hazard had a solid appearance, but was not required to overly exude himself, and he could have been holding back so as to save himself for Chelsea's trip to Anfield on Sunday to play Liverpool.

Four Chelsea supporters were suspended by the club for abusing Raheem Sterling during Manchester City's 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge on December 8.

Klopp dismissed suggestions that game was on his player's minds. "I want to speak about football", he said. "We encourage supporters to report any incidents as they happen to stewards or via our matchday alert service".

"I'm really not saying it's easy, because when he has the ball it's already pretty much too late".

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