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Chelsea Fans Denied Entry To Europa League Game Over Salah Chants

Chelsea Fans Denied Entry To Europa League Game Over Salah Chants

Three Chelsea fans were on Thursday night denied entry into Slavia Prague's stadium for their Europa League quarter-final tie. It was over an alleged racist chant about Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah.

Kick It Out released a statement on social media confirming they will be working with the Premier League club.

We don’t want fans like that anywhere near our game. We will be liaising with Chelsea to ensure those involved are identified and punished swiftly and effectively.

Chelsea have also said they are "concerned" after footage emerged before the game showing fans singing 'Salah is a bomber.' Those who were identified were later denied entry to Eden Arena in Prague.

The club released a statement to confirm they will take "the strongest possible action" against any fans involved.

Such individuals are an embarrassment to the vast majority of Chelsea supporters who won’t tolerate them in their club.

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Liverpool have also hit out at "dangerous and disturbing" behaviour and the "vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players." They will work with Chelsea and Merseyside Police on the matter.

"This behaviour needs to be called out for what it is - unadulterated bigotry," a statement declared.

"Liverpool Football Club believes it is the responsibility of those in positions of authority, following proper process, to act urgently to identify and then punish anyone committing a hate crime."

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