The world of soccer just had another case where British fans disgraced themselves. White Chelsea supporters attending a game in Paris repeatedly blocked a black man from entering the Metro, shouting racist slurs at him and chanting “We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it”. A bystander on the platform recorded the event and uploaded it and it went viral.
This has caused considerable disgust and a swift reaction from the Chelsea management and other fans and calls for swift action to identify and punish those who did it, with even the French president weighing in. After initially keeping a low profile, the 33-year old butt of the racist taunts has now spoken out about what happened, although he only wants his first name Souleymane published for fear of further attacks.
I am not that well informed about soccer but I was under the impression that there is a great deal of diversity in soccer teams, way more than in cricket, with players from all over the world playing in practically all the major club teams. I would think that Chelsea was no exception. Do these racist fans not cheer for a player of color on their own team?