Chelsea Football Club have suspended four people from attending the club’s matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behaviour of supporters towards Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Chelsea Football Club has suspended four people from attending Chelsea matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behaviour of supporters towards Raheem Sterling during our match against Manchester City on Saturday.
“Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them.
Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans. We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.”
The incident relates to Chelsea’s clash against Manchester City on Saturday, where sets of supporters were clearly filmed abusing the England international.
According to ‘The Telegraph’, one of the of the men suspended allegedly yelled “you f—ing black c—” at the 24-year-old on Saturday, is understood to have given his account of the exchange to Chelsea who have also tracked down the other supporters filmed hurling insults.