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Anti-racism film played to Chelsea fans before kick-off

An anti-racism film has been shown to Chelsea fans ahead of the clash against Burnley at Stamford Bridge today.

It comes as police investigate two alleged racist incidents involving Chelsea fans.

ITV News' Rags Martel reports:

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Terry condemns racism in Chelsea programme notes

John Terry has used his programme notes to condemn the racist incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris, writing:

"Football is a sport for everyone, that is one of the main reasons why we love it, and what happened on the Paris Metro on Tuesday was unacceptable.

"The club has reacted quickly to deal with the situation and will continue to do so."

In September 2012, Terry was banned for four matches by the FA and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

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Paris Metro victim: Racist incident 'is Chelsea's responsibility'

The black man who was pushed off a Paris Metro train by Chelsea fans chanting a racist song said the incident is the club's "responsibility".

Souleymane S speaking yesterday. Credit: APTN

The man, identified only as 33-year-old Souleymane, said he not yet received any contact via his lawyer from the Premier League club after he was left "humiliated" on Tuesday evening.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live Drive:

For me, it's a humiliation. I was humiliated in my country. I was humiliated in front of my family, humiliated in front of my mother and father.

Of course it's Chelsea's responsibility. It's their supporters.

They (the fans) didn't say Paris, they said Chelsea. Chelsea should call my lawyer. And they haven't done that yet. It's their supporters. The director general of PSG has called my lawyer but Chelsea haven't contacted my lawyer.

– Souleymane

Chelsea have said they are "appalled" and have apologised to the victim, while manager Jose Mourinho said he was "ashamed" of the fans involved. The club have suspended three people from its Stamford Bridge ground and are helping police in the UK and Paris.

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Chelsea bans two more over Paris Metro racism incident

Chelsea have said that two more people have been banned from Stamford Bridge as a result of ongoing investigations into the incident on the Paris Metro.

In a statement Chelsea said: "If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life."

Three people had already been suspended over the incident on Tuesday.

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Police release CCTV images after Paris Metro 'racist incident'

Police have released three images of men they believe were involved in an allegedly racist incident on the Paris Metro.

Undated handout CCTV images of three Chelsea football fans they believe were involved in an allegedly racist incident on the Paris Metro. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Five Chelsea fans have been banned from Stamford Bridge over the incident already after a black man was pushed off a Paris train in an apparently racially-motivated incident involving Chelsea supporters on Tuesday.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "The three men are thought to be Chelsea Football Club fans who were travelling to the match against Paris Saint-Germain, at Parc des Princes."

Anyone who believes they may know the men are asked to contact the MPS on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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Family business loses Spurs stadium court bid

An old family business standing in the way of Spurs' £400 million stadium redevelopment has lost its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it out.

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Archway Sheet Metal Works, in Paxton Road, Tottenham, asked a judge to quash Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' decision to confirm the order on the grounds that it was "unlawful and invalid".

But Mr Justice Dove, who has revealed he is an Aston Villa fan, ruled there was "no legal flaw" in the decision-making process.

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Chelsea suspends three people following Paris incident

Chelsea Football Club has said it is suspending three people from Stamford Bridge as investigations into the incident on the Paris Metro on Tuesday evening continue. In a statement, the club said:

If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life.

We have received substantial information to date following our witness appeal and we are grateful to the many Chelsea supporters who have provided information so far.

Our investigations are on-going and we would request any further information is sent to customer.services@chelseafc.com.

We also continue to cooperate fully with the Metropolitan and Paris police forces who lead the ongoing criminal investigation.

– Chelsea Football Club website
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Paris Metro victim calls for punishment for Chelsea fans

The man prevented from boarding a train in Paris by Chelsea supporters chanting racist slogans said they should be caught and punished.

The man told a French newspaper that although he could not understand what the men were saying, he knew he was being targeted because of the colour of his skin.

As police in France work to trace the accused supporters, this evening Chelsea FC said it was suspending three people from Stamford Bridge as investigations continue.

ITV News reporter Rebecca Barry reports:

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QPR boss reacts to Chelsea fans' racism incident

QPR boss Chris Ramsey has called on football authorities to maintain a hard-line stance against racism and weed out offenders.

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Ramsey's recent appointment made him the only black manager in the Premier League and, having experienced racism personally during his playing career, he has clear views on the subject.

The issue is back in the public eye after a black commuter was prevented from boarding a train at Paris' Richelieu-Drouot Metro station on Tuesday by what appeared to be a group of travelling Chelsea fans.

It would be good to know what the authorities are going to do to weed these people out and what sanctions they will enforce to make this an avoidable situation in the future.

Had it not been caught on camera. It was probably something that was going on before. We can't look at it as a single situation - they were just caught at that time.

It is a reminder that it is still there. I'm sure there are people trying their best to make sure it stays out of the public eye - there are people with these views and we need to keep them away from the game.

– QPR head coach Chris Ramsey
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