UEFA to investigate Chelsea over anti-Semitic chants

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/12/2018

Chelsea in another trouble as UEFA investigates anti-Semitic by Blues fans during Europa League game against MOL Vidi on Thursday evening.

The dethroned Premier League side supporters began chanting anti-Semitic abuse about ‘Yids' during the 2-2 draw in Budapest with Willian and Olivier Giroud on target for West London outfit.

UEFA have been made aware of the allegations and confirmed they will launch an investigation into the chants, while the west London club quickly released a statement slamming the shameful scenes.

The statement reads: "Antisemitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans. It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.

 "We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players.

"Any individuals that can't summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by using antisemitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club."

The latest controversy comes just five days after Manchester City star Sterling appeared to be called a ‘black c***’ at Stamford Bridge – though the accused fan claims he said ‘Manc’.

Chelsea suspended four fans from attending matches following that incident and now face further embarrassment, with UEFA likely to wait for reports from their match officials and delegate before deciding whether or not to charge Chelsea.