Chelsea ban season ticket holder for racist abuse directed at Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min

Chelsea have suspended a season ticket holder after Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min was racially abused during the teams game at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

The west London club launched an investigation after footage on social media showed a fan at the Shed End of the stadium making a racist gesture at Son during Sunday’s 2-2 draw, calling the “club’s strongest action” promised if the follower was identified.

And on Saturday Chelsea made one official statement in which they confirmed that they had “identified and indefinitely banned a season ticket holder” after their initial testimony into the incident.

“Chelsea Football Club finds any form of discriminatory behavior absolutely despicable. It has nothing to do with Chelsea or any of our communities,” read the club’s first statement.

“Chelsea FC have made their zero tolerance position on discriminatory behavior very clear time and time again, but there are still idiots like this who attach themselves to this club as so-called ‘fans’, which means Chelsea FC, our coaches, players, staff and our true shamed supporters.”

Chelsea had previously issued a life ban to a supporter who racially abused Raheem Sterling while he played for Manchester City in a Premier League game between the clubs, and suspended five other fans in connection with the incident.

A Chelsea fan was arrested in 2019 over alleged racial abuse of Son at a game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while then-Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger also reported being subjected to monkey chanting during that game. Chelsea ban season ticket holder for racist abuse directed at Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min

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