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October 23, 2017

Chelsea issues warning statement to fans as they return to the Champions League


 

Antonio Conte has returned the Blues back to Champions League football after winning the league in his debut season last season.

There’s a lot of confidence in the Chelsea team from the fans as they welcome Qarabag to for the Group C opener tonight.

Ahead of the game, the club have release a statement cautioning their fans over their behaviour.

The reason for the statement was a result of their last game against Leicester where anti-Semitic chants were aimed at Jewish fans.

A statement read: “We return to the Champions League tonight anticipating an excellent atmosphere under the floodlights at Stamford Bridge, with the eyes of the world upon us.

“We ask, as always, that support for the team remains positive and respectful.”

“At our game against Leicester City on Saturday, a section of Chelsea supporters sang a song containing the word ‘Yid’. This language is anti-Semitic and has no place within football or society.”

“It is an offensive and inappropriate term, insulting to Jewish supporters (both those of other clubs and our own), their friends, family and people in the wider Jewish community.”

“Chelsea Football Club is clear and consistent in our condemnation of all forms of discrimination, including such anti-Semitic behaviour and language.”

“We are proud to be a diverse, inclusive club where people from all cultures, communities and identities feel welcome.”

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