It's not been a banner 24 hours for Chelsea Football Club, and happily the club is looking to do something about it. Today the club has launched appeals to help deal with both problems that arose during our Champions League trip to Paris, and we should all help spread the word.
First, Chelsea are looking for eyewitnesses to the shameful incident that occurred in the Paris Metro before the match.
Chelsea Football Club is appealing for witnesses regarding the reported incident on public transport in Paris yesterday (Tuesday).
To help us with our investigations and to identify those persons involved, we ask those who were present to forward their observations, in the strictest confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org
And second, they're also looking to deal with the issue of supporters being mistreated by Parisian police:
Chelsea Football Club is aware of an incident in Paris last night (Tuesday) when a number of our supporters were affected by CS spray outside the Parc des Princes before kick-off.
We are emailing fans who purchased tickets directly from the club asking for witness accounts of the incident.
We are keen to receive any first-hand accounts from those present or any other useful details.
Chelsea need to get rid of the bad eggs while protecting the decent supporters from police overreaction, and the club looks to be doing just that. It's been a good start in dealing with a very bad day -- now let's see them keep it up.