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Chelsea suspends four fans over racial abuse of Raheem Sterling

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Chelsea football club has suspended four of its fans who were involved in racial abuse of Manchester City player, Raheem Sterling.

After Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge, Sterling cried out that he was racially abused by fans of the club.

An investigation carried out by the club and police caught a fan on CCTV hurling racial abuse at Sterling.

The fans are facing suspension which might extend to permanent ban if found guilty.

“Chelsea Football Club has suspended four people from attending Chelsea matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behaviour of supporters towards Raheem Sterling during our match against Manchester City on Saturday,” a Chelsea statement read.

“Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them.

“Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and, if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans.

“We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.”

A police spokesperson said: “We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player. We continue to review the footage and CCTV to determine whether any offences have been committed. There have been no arrests and our enquiries continue.”

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