Sterling subjected to racial abuse at Stamford Bridge? Chelsea to review video footage

first_imgManchester City’s Raheem Sterling has allegedly been subjected to racial abuse from the Chelsea fans on a day when the South West London club sprung a surprise in the Premier League title race by defeating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.Chelsea turned the Premier League on its head with a 2-0 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge but now it is the topic of racism that has taken precedence over the football on Saturday night.According to a video posted on social media, a section of Chelsea fans can be seen screaming at Sterling as he went to collect the ball from behind the goal.Chelsea have said that they will review video footage to determine whether it is a case of racism.Raheem Sterling. Seemingly just put on this Earth to trigger Gammons everywhere. Shaw (@shawryblue) December 8, 2018No arrests were made but the Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying they would review footage to determine whether any racist abuse took place.Chelsea said in a statement: “We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.”We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed.”Also on Saturday, two fans were arrested in Scotland for allegedly directing racial abuse at Motherwell substitute Christian Mbulu during his side’s defeat at Hearts.”The club abhors racism and all forms of abuse, and the individuals in question will receive indefinite bans from Tynecastle Park,” a Hearts statement said.advertisementThese incidents come within a week of a Tottenham Hotspur supporter getting arrested for throwing a banana peel at Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an act of racism during a Premier League match between the two teams.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | Tottenham fan throws banana peel on Arsenal’s Aubameyang, gets arrestedAlso Read | Top Arsenal players allegedly indulged in ‘hippy crack’ at London nightclublast_img

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