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Racist Chelsea fan arrested over ‘monkey taunts’

The Metropolitan Police have arrested a man over an allegation that a racist gesture was made towards Danny Welbeck at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday. Chelsea released a statement after the picture went viral promising to take the “strongest possible action” which they have done to some extent.

Police arrested the 28-year-old after footage went viral showing him mimicking a monkey gesture at Welbeck. Along with the act being totally inappropriate, it happened three days after Chelsea accused Mark Clattenburg of racially abusing John Obi Mikel. That investigation is still taking place and for the second week in a row, he won’t be refereeing any games this weekend.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed: A man has been “arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated offence”. The man was later released on bail until 29 November. It follows a separate allegation last month in which Chelsea accused a match official of using “inappropriate language” towards Mikel.

It’s hard to believe we’re currently in 2012 and still have to put up with this inappropriate behaviour. Last season Luis Suarez and John Terry made the headlines because of acts with similar taste. A Liverpool fan was also arrested for mimicking the same monkey gesture at Patrice Evra. When are these people going to get with the times are realise racism is wrong?

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4 responses to “Racist Chelsea fan arrested over ‘monkey taunts’”

  1. Sir Cecil says:

    Liverpool fan? Chelsea fan? Why do you small-minds keep trying to compartmentalize the racism in ENGLAND to a certain “breed” of football supporter? What difference if the supporter is at Crystal Palace, Leeds, Man.Utd, Tottenham or Colchester? The NATIONAL flag is what they ALL come under, no matter whether their football scarf is red or blue. The football clubs don’t educate these people at school or at home. Whether you like it or not, YOU are one of them because it is an ENGLISH disease, not a Fulham Road disease. It is the NATION that all this reflects upon, not its football clubs. Who cares if the latest miscreant chooses to watch football at Chelsea rather than Fulham or QPR, or shops at Safeway instead of Tesco? Fact is, wherever he goes and whatever he does, he’s ENGLISH, and he is ONE OF YOU.

  2. Sir Cecil says:

    Liverpool fan? Chelsea fan? Why do you small-minds keep trying to compartmentalize the racism in ENGLAND to a certain “breed” of football supporter? What difference if the supporter is at Crystal Palace, Leeds, Man.Utd, Tottenham or Colchester? The NATIONAL flag is what they ALL come under, no matter whether their football scarf is red or blue. The football clubs don’t educate these people at school or at home. Whether you like it or not, YOU are one of them because it is an ENGLISH disease, not a Fulham Road disease. It is the NATION that all this reflects upon, not its football clubs. Who cares if the latest miscreant chooses to watch football at Chelsea rather than Fulham or QPR, or shops at Safeway instead of Tesco? Fact is, wherever he goes and whatever he does, he’s ENGLISH, and he is ONE OF YOU.

  3. Ismail N says:

    serves him well.

  4. Ismail N says:

    serves him well.