Chelsea Football Club manager Jose Mourinho has finally spoken out about the shocking incident involving Chelsea fans, who prevented a black man from boarding a Paris train before their Champions League tie last Tuesday.
Amateur video (watch here) showed a black man being pushed from the Metro train while a group chants,
“we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”.
“I felt ashamed when I found out but these supporters do not represent the club. The dressing room reacted as I did – with disappointment. They condemn the situation and support the gentleman involved. They feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn’t because these people involved do not belong to Chelsea Football Club.”
Chelsea say they are “appalled” and have apologised to the victim but the victim, identified only as Souleymane S, told BBC Radio 5 live’s Drive programme he had not yet heard from the club and could not accept the apology until he had done so.
A Chelsea spokesman said the club were writing to Souleymane to “apologise unreservedly” and invite him to attend a game as their guest.
The dressing room reacted as I did – with disappointment. They condemn the situation and support the gentleman involved.
I would have loved to have seen number 1 racist and Chelsea captain John Terry’s reaction in the dressing room. Does Mourinho really expect me to believe that Terry was “disappointed” with the actions of those Chelsea fans and supports the black man involved?