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Raw Footage of Chelsea Fans Shouting Racist Chant in Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fFmCP1DeHI

Sometimes soccer (aka football) can be as divisive as it is unifying

Such was the case when Chelsea fans, in Paris for the Champions League match of their team again Paris Saint-Germain, refused to allow a black man to board the metro with them. Chelsea fans can be seen blocking the man’s way and even pushing him from the metro car before they start chanting “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.”

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho was embarrassed by the incident, saying “I felt ashamed when I found out but these supporters do not represent the club.”  The team likewise released a statement saying they were appalled by the incident, and reached out to the man to apologize.

The Champions League match between the two elite teams ended in a 1-1 draw.