Chelsea probe 'monkey gesture'

Chelsea Football Club has launched an investigation after a supporter was photographed making an apparent racist gesture towards a Manchester United player.

Police probe claims of fan racism at Chelsea-United game

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating alleged racist behaviour by a home supporter during the Chelsea-Manchester United game at Stamford Bridge last night.

A photograph published in the national press appeared to show a fan making a 'monkey' gesture during the Blues' Capital One Cup fourth-round win.

Officials at Chelsea earlier confirmed the club has launched its own investigation into the incident.

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Chelsea appeals for help to identify 'racist' fan

Chelsea Football Club can confirm we are investigating an incident involving a member of the crowd at last night's game against Manchester United.

The club will be examining all available footage and asks anyone who can identify the individual to contact the club.

Chelsea FC is committed to removing all forms of discrimination and if we have sufficient evidence we will take the strongest possible action, including supporting criminal prosecution."

– Chelsea FC Statement

Chelsea FC to probe 'racist fan gesture'

Chelsea Football Club has launched an investigation after a supporter was photographed making an apparent racist gesture towards a Manchester United player.

The picture, published in more than one national newspaper, seems to show a fan making a 'monkey' gesture towards a United player during last night's Capital One Cup clash between the two clubs at Stamford Bridge.

Police are also aware of the photograph but have not yet received a formal allegation on which to open a criminal investigation.