Former Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle says he's saddened by the latest allegations of racist abuse by the club's fans. Passengers were filmed chanting on a train travelling from Euston last Sunday, after Chelsea's match against Tottenham. Speaking to ITV News, Hoddle said racism was a problem for society - and not just football.
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Scotland Yard says it will examine footage which shows Chelsea fans preventing a black man boarding a Paris Metro train.
We are aware of footage currently on the internet allegedly involving Chelsea fans in Paris. The Metropolitan Police Service takes offences such as this very seriously, no matter where they occur. We will examine the footage with a view to seeing if we can apply for football banning orders, preventing people from travelling from future matches. We will, of course, assist French authorities to identify the people involved and support them in any action they choose to take. At the same time we will be working closely with Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea's first black player, Paul Canoville, has told ITV News London the Paris racist chanters should be banned for life.
Chelsea's Diego Costa will miss three games, including tomorrow's crunch Premier League match against Manchester City, after an Independent Regulatory Commission found he had stamped on Liverpool's Emre Can during a match on Tuesday.
Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission on Friday 30 January 2015.
He will also miss Premier League matches against Aston Villa and Everton.
- Costa faces the prospect of a three-match ban, which would rule him out of Saturday's Premier League title showdown with Manchester City as well as matches against Everton and Aston Villa
- There is no right of appeal
- The incident happened in close proximity to the dugouts, but was missed by the officials
- As the Capital One Cup is a Football League competition, the disciplinary process differs slightly from a Premier League match where a three-man panel of former referees would decide whether he should be charged
- Referee Michael Oliver was asked by the FA whether he or any of the officials saw the incident and, as they did not, footage was reviewed
- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who earlier on Wednesday was fined £25,000 for claiming there was a "clear campaign" against Chelsea, has insisted that both stamps were "absolutely accidental"
Diego Costa has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. The charge is in relation to an incident involving the Chelsea forward and Liverpool's Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge last night (Tuesday, January 27 2015).
The player has until 6pm on Thursday, January 29 2015 to respond to the charge. Following a review of an incident during the game involving Costa and Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, The FA will not be taking any further action.
Diego Costa's apparent stamp on Emre Can was missed by match officials and reviewed on video on Wednesday.
Costa has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge, but faces no action for a similar incident involving Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel later in the match.
Diego Costa has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his clash with Emre Can in Chelsea's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg win over Liverpool.