Abramovich ‘disgusted’ by Paris incident

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was “disgusted” by Tuesday night’s Paris Metro incident, according to club chairman Bruce Buck.

The club has suspended three people from Stamford Bridge after footage emerged seemingly showing Blues supporters chanting racist slogans before the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

Buck, writing in his programme notes ahead of the Premier League match against Burnley, said: “I can assure you that Mr Abramovich was disgusted with Tuesday night’s scenes in Paris.

“Like all of us, he absolutely does not tolerate any form of discrimination.”

Manager Jose Mourinho already condemned the incident, saying he felt “ashamed”.

Buck said that those involved in the incident “do not represent Chelsea, do not stand for the values and have no place at the club”.

The chairman’s comments come ahead of Chelsea’s second annual Game for Equality, celebrating the club’s work against discrimination.

Buck added: “Chelsea FC is proud of its diversity.

“Tuesday night was a crossroads for us. Despite there only being a small group involved, it showed that there is still work to be done to eradicate discrimination.

“We are determined to do all we can to wipe it out.”

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