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Chelsea boss Jose Mourhino apologises to racism fan



Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has apologised to Frenchman, Mr Souleymane Sylla, who was refused access to an underground train on the Paris Metro before Tuesday's Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain.

But Sylla has no plans to accept any invitation to travel to Stamford Bridge to watch the Premier League side after revealing his on-going hurt over the incident. As widely reported from an interview with BBC Sport, he said:

"I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I really couldn't believe it,"

"We're in 2015 aren't we and we're in France. We're in a civilised country and when you are in a civilised country, there are certain things you can't do.

"For me, it's a humiliation. I was humiliated in my country. I was humiliated in front of my family, humiliated in front of my mother and father.

  "They (the fans) didn't say Paris, they said Chelsea. Chelsea should call my lawyer. And they haven't done that yet. It's their supporters. The director general of PSG has called my lawyer but Chelsea haven't contacted my lawyer."

Chelsea have suspended five people from Stamford Bridge as a result of inves­tiga­tions. An official statement said:

"Chelsea Football Club has suspended a further two people from Stamford Bridge as a result of on-going inves­tiga­tions into the incident on the Paris Metro on Tuesday evening. This makes a total of five to date,"

"If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life."

The case looks set to rumble on as the Club try to stamp out the racist element amongst its fans.

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