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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.

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.


Chelsea fan 'will not return to work' until racism inquiry ends

A Chelsea fan embroiled in a racism row on the Paris Métro appears to have been suspended by his employers.

Josh Parsons, 21, was identified on Twitter as being among a large crowd of fans present when a black man was pushed off the train, with supporters going on to chant: "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it."

Josh Parsons is believed to have been on board the Paris Metro train at the time of the incident.

In a statement published on the company's Facebook page, The Business & Commercial Finance Club said:

We are utterly opposed to racism in all of its forms and would never tolerate racist conduct among any employee.

We are investigating the events in Paris and Mr Parsons will not return to work until we have conducted a full and thorough investigation.

– The Business & Commercial Finance Club

Chelsea FC reacts to Paris Metro incident with racist fans

Chelsea Football Club has identified and suspended three fans after the racist incident on the Paris Metro. In a statement this evening the club said it was working with French authorities as they worked to identify further suspects involved.

Today the victim of the racist chanting spoke out to call for the fans to be found and punished. Sports Editor Steve Scott reports.


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:

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

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

– Chelsea Football Club website

QPR boss: Racism not something that gets eradicated

Chris Ramsey, manager of Queens Park Rangers and the only black manager in the Premier League said racism in the game is still very much alive.

He said something he has been trying to explain for a while is that racism is a wider social problem that can manifest itself in football, but football is by no means the only area of public life afflicted.

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