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PFA condemns racist fans in Paris

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The PFA has condemned a group of so-called Chelsea fans who appear in video footage preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.

The incident took place in the French capital last night ahead of a Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain.

In the amateur video, the man repeatedly tries to get on the crowded Metro carriage but is pushed off.

PFA Deputy Chief Executive Bobby Barnes has expressed the PFA's extreme condemnation of the footage: “The PFA condemns the actions of so-called Chelsea supporters in Paris last night as seen in a clip posted today.

“I am extremely saddened that such a great football club has had its name dragged into the gutter by a very ignorant minority who seemingly equate supporting Chelsea and cheering for the likes of Didier Drogba, Ramires and John Obi Mikel, with abusing a fellow passenger on a train who was going about his own business.

“I am sure that Chelsea will seek to take strong action against the supporters shown in the video as the club works very hard through their community and education programmes.”

Barnes added: “I have been in contact with Chelsea and they have expressed equal concern and disgust at the footage.”