Chelsea barred three fans from entering stadium in Prague following video of racist Mo Salah chant
Both clubs have issued statements condemning the chants
Chelsea ensured that three travelling fans were not able to enter Slavia Prague's stadium for their away tie in the Europa League on Thursday night following the circulation of a video showing fans singing a racist chant about Mohamed Salah.
The group of fans in the video appear to be singing "Salah is a bomber". Liverpool condemned the chant, labelling it "bigotry", while Chelsea said: "Such individuals are an embarrassment to the vast majority of Chelsea supporters who won’t tolerate them in their club."
Three of the six people in the video were identified and barred from entering the Sinobo Stadium where Chelsea secured a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Marcos Alonso.
The Met Police are working to identify the other three people in the video who reportedly did not turn up to the game. The police also said it would seek to impose civil banning orders on anyone involved in the racist chanting.
It is not the first time that Mo Salah has faced abuse for being a muslim. Nor is it an isolated incident. This very much follows a pattern of increasingly regular and overt racist abuse at football stadiums in recent months.
England's black players were targeted with monkey chants while playing away in Montenegro last month; Derby winger Duane Holmes and Wigan defender Nathan Byrne were targeted by alleged racist abuse in the Championship last weekend; three Watford players received torrents of racist abuse on social media following their FA Cup win over Wolves last weekend.