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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