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French and British Police are both hunting racist Chelsea fans

A group of Chelsea fans who stopped a black man boarding a train in Paris last night have been condemned by the club and British and French authorities.

The Chelsea fans stopped a black man trying to board a busy metro train before the side's 1-1 Champions League draw with PSG.

Footage shot by a British ex-pat recorded the fans chanting "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it," and repeatedly pushing the man off the train as he tried to board.

Police from both sides of the channel have condemned the actions of the fans, and the Metropolitan Police have confirmed they will help track the fans down.

A statement from the Metropolitan police said: "We are aware of footage currently on the internet allegedly involving Chelsea fans in Paris."

"The Metroplitan Police takes these offences very seriously, no matter where they occur. We will examine the footage with a view to seeing if we can apply for football banning orders, preventing people from travelling to future matches."

"We will of course assist French authorities to identify those people involved and support them in any action they choose to take. At the same tame we will be working closely with Chelsea Football Club."

The club itself released a statement saying it would give lengthy bans to the fans if they are found.

"Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society. We will support any criminal action against those involved in such behaviour, and should evidence point to the involvement of Chelsea season ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them including banning orders."

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