Chelsea have suspended three supporters as part of the club’s investigation into a racist incident on the Paris Metro.
A black commuter was pushed back by what appeared to be a group of fans travelling to the Parc des Princes for the Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday evening.
A chant of “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it” from the Chelsea fans was clearly audible on a video of the incident.
On Thursday night, Chelsea released a statement to announce three supporters had been identified and have been suspended, pending further investigation.
The swift action prevents those supporters from attending Saturday’s Premier League match with Burnley at Stamford Bridge, which has been designated a “Game for Equality.”
The supporters face life bans if they are found guilty.
The statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is suspending three people from Stamford Bridge as a result of investigations into the incident on the Paris Metro on Tuesday evening.
“If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life.