Chelsea Football Club has issued a statement condemning the hateful chants made by some of their fans during the goalless draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The chants were directed towards Liverpool’s Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah.
In the statement, Chelsea said they are “disgusted” by the behavior of the fans and that it has no place in football or society. The club also said they will work with the police and take action against any supporters found to have engaged in discriminatory behavior.
The incident is the latest in a series of discriminatory incidents that have marred football matches in recent years. Chelsea has previously been found guilty of racist behavior by their fans and has been fined by UEFA for their supporters’ anti-Semitic chants during a Europa League match against Vidi FC in 2018.
Salah, who played for Chelsea earlier in his career, has been subjected to abuse by some opposing fans due to his Muslim faith and Egyptian nationality. The Liverpool forward has previously called for action to be taken against racism and discrimination in football.
The incident at Stamford Bridge highlights the ongoing need for football clubs and governing bodies to take strong action against discriminatory behavior. It is crucial that all fans are able to enjoy matches without fear of abuse or discrimination based on their race, religion, or nationality.