Chelsea football club and Jose Mourinho have apologized to Souleymane S., the victim of the Paris train racism incident.
Souleymane was pushed back when he tried to enter a train bus full of Chelsea fans after the club’s 1-1 draw with PSG.
“I’d like to make clear, on behalf of everyone at the club, our disgust at the incident. We were appalled by what we saw,” a club spokesman said on Friday.
“The club would also like to apologise unreservedly to Souleymane for the behaviour of a small number of individuals and their unforgivable action towards him. We’re writing to him to apologise and to invite him to come to a game as our guest.”
Jose Mourinho revealed that he was ashamed by the incident.
“We feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn’t because I refuse to be connected with these people,” Mourinho said. “I’m connected with Chelsea and the many good things this club defends. I left Chelsea in 2007 and I couldn’t wait to be back.
“I felt ashamed when I knew what happened, but I repeat I’m a proud Chelsea manager because I know what this club is.”