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Chelsea fans get football bans for racist Paris Metro incident

A former policeman is among the three Chelsea fans that have received football banning orders following a racist incident involving a black commuter on a Paris Metro train.

The judge said Richard Barklie, a director with the World Human Rights Forum, "proved to be a menace" and had "demonstrated aggressive, disorderly conduct".

Jordan Munday and Josh Parsons also received banning orders after Frenchman Souleymane Sylla was shoved off a train in February.

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Chelsea fan handed five-year football banning order for racially abusing black man at Paris train station

A former policeman and human rights activist has been banned from football matches for five years for racially abusing and shoving a black commuter off a Paris Metro train.

Barklie has been handed a five year football banning order. Credit: PA

Video showed Frenchman Souleymane Sylla repeatedly pushed off the carriage amid chants of "we're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".

Richard Barklie, 50, was in a group of about 150 Chelsea fans travelling to a Champions League match in Paris when the incident took place in February this year.

A director with the World Human Rights Forum, Barklie admitted twice pushing Mr Sylla - but blamed the Parisian for using "aggression" and shouting as he tried to board.

District judge Gareth Branston said Barklie joined in the racist chanting of "John Terry is a racist and that's the way we like it".

And he said the former policeman "proved to be a menace" and had "demonstrated aggressive, disorderly conduct".

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