Arsenal and Tottenham legends Ian Wright and Gary Lineker have slammed the “moronic” and “sickening” racist Chelsea fans who shoved a black man off the tube in Paris last night before the Blues Champions League clash against PSG.
The shocking incident, captured on a mobile phone video, showed Chelsea fans joyfully chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
Former Gunners striker Wright, hit out at the fans with him accusing them of being cowards. “Those guys on the train remind me of my childhood. Chase you with their mates! But when alone and confronted, I’ve seen them cry,” he said on Twitter.
The former England man then went on to accuse Chelsea of being a club that has long been linked to racism, with him demanding they finally take overdue action to curb the spiralling problem.
Those guys on the train remind me of my childhood. Chase you with their mates! But when alone and confronted, I’ve seen them cry.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) February 18, 2015
Former Spurs idol Lineker added his voice in criticising the behaviour of the racist Chelsea fans.
Just saw the video of the Chelsea mob’s deplorable behaviour and racist chants. Sickening, embarrassing, moronic, disgraceful.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 18, 2015
Chelsea has condemned the behaviour and said it will take the strongest possible action if found guilty.
“Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society. We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders,” a statement from Chelsea read.
Chelsea could now face disciplinary action from UEFA.