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Court summons for Chelsea fans involved with Paris Metro incident

Five Chelsea fans involved in racist chanting on the Paris metro have been issued with a court summons by Scotland Yard.

The five summonsed men must appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court in London on 25 March, with the summons relating to issuing a football banning order.

The men were part of a group of Chelsea fans on board a metro train in Paris before their 1-1 Champions League tie with Paris Saint Germain who were filmed on a mobile phone stopping a black man boarding the train.

The fans were heard chanting "We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it."

The man who was trying to board the train has been identified as 33-year-old Souleymane S, who said the whole episode was "humiliating".

He also turned down an invitation from the club to attend a game at Stamford Bridge.

Authorities are also investigating two other incidents involving Chelsea fans, one at St Pancreas station the day after the Paris incident, and another involving fans travelling by train from London to Manchester following the Blues' League Cup final win over Tottenham.

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