Giroud hits out at Chelsea fans

Olivier Giroud has hit out at Chelsea fans who were chanting racist slogans at Mo Salah.

Giroud said after the match: “I think these people shouldn’t belong to Chelsea. I think the club and everybody condemns these kind of things, and we are 100 per cent behind Mo Salah. I think nowadays it shouldn’t happen.”

Chelsea released a club statement saying, “Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them. Such individuals are an embarrassment to the vast majority of Chelsea supporters who won’t tolerate them in their club.”

Liverpool released a statement of their own in relation to the incident.

“The video circulating online, showing vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players, is dangerous and disturbing,” the statement read.

“This behaviour needs to be called out for what it is – unadulterated bigotry.

“As pertains to this latest incident, the club is working with Merseyside Police to ascertain the facts around this footage with the aim of identifying individuals featuring in it.

“In addition, we are working directly with Chelsea Football Club on the matter. We thank them for their condemnation and a commitment to act urgently to identify any individuals responsible.”

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