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Police investigate 2nd 'racist chanting' incident from Paris trip

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Nobody thought that the Paris Metro incident was a one-off, but I think few were expecting to hear about a second instances of racial abuse from Chelsea fans from that trip. And yet ...

The BBC are reporting that 'a member of the public' has gone to the police complaining that a group of Chelsea fans coming home from Paris on Wednesday night (the day after the match) indulged in public racist chanting after the group disembarked at St. Pancras Station in London. There doesn't appear to be any video of the incident, which means it's difficult to get a grip on from over here, but the police are definitely investigating.

Superintendent Gill Murray of the BTP made the following statement:

The racist chanting was reported by a member of the public who was disgusted by the behaviour of the men who had travelled on the 18:40 service from Paris Gare du Nord.

The men shouted as they walked through the station having alighted from the train a short time earlier.

If you travelled on the train from Paris or were at the station and have information which can assist our investigation I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

Racist chanting is not ok, but it beggars belief that Chelsea supporters would do such a thing in the immediate aftermath of what happened in Paris. Hopefully the police can get to the bottom of this quickly. Hopefully this is nothing. But I'm not sure I'd count on that anymore.

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