The English Football Association has started investigation after a group of Chelsea fans sung anti-Semitic song about record signing Alvaro Morata. This move prompted the Blues and Morata to condemn the chants after 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday. FA will work together with the premier league champions with an aim of identifying the culprits.
The Blues’ boss Antonio Conte, was unaware of the offensive lyrics but Chelsea’s Head of Communications Steve Atkins appealed to fans to heed their pleas.The offensive chant was in reference to Chelsea’s rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur and was frequently heard during the game where FA is also expected to seek talks with other authorities.
It is understood that Chelsea’s quick response, made less than an hour after the final whistle, has been noted by FA officials.”The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home. But the language in that song is not acceptable at all. “We’ve spoken to Alvaro after the game. He does not want to be connected with that song in any way and both the club and the player request the supporters stop singing that song with immediate effect.” The statement read
The team may face sanctions from UEFA Chiefs and could land into more problems if such sentiments are noted again in the subsequent matches.Chelsea will slap life bans on any of their fans found guilty of joining in the chorus of anti-Semitic
Four Chelsea fans were banned from attending all football matches in 2015 and banned for life by the club after being found guilty of aiming a racist song at Souleymane Sylla. Chelsea returns to action on Tuesday when they face FK Qarabag in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge