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Met Police confirm investigation into incident of alleged racist towards Man City's Sterling

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Chelsea and Metropolitan Police confirm investigation into incident of alleged racist abuse after video emerges of fans appearing to shout at Man City forward Raheem SterlingMetropolitan Police are investigating alleged racist abuse at Stamford BridgeA video emerged on social media of a first-half incident during the gameA supporter appeared to abuse Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling 'We're aware of footage and will take the strongest action,' Chelsea have said 

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating after an incident of alleged racist abuse was highlighted on social media on Saturday.

Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

A Chelsea spokesman said: 'We're aware of reports and video footage. We will investigate the matter and take the strongest possible action where necessary.'

Chelsea and the Met Police are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse

The Met Police said: 'We are aware of a video circulating online in which it is claimed racial abuse was allegedly directed at a player at a Chelsea v Manchester City game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, December 8.

'We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed.'

No arrests have been made, the Met added.

Some big names in the world of football took to Twitter to react to the video, with former Arsenal striker Ian Wright saying: 'The bad old days are back! Chelsea you have been shamed by this disgusting racist fan! absolutely no doubt about what he says.'

Ex-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand also made his views known about the incident, tweeting: 'Are we going to continue to allow this type of racist behaviour go on??? All for kicking a ball!' 

Gary Lineker has also branded the incident 'despicable' while BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey said: 'If indeed it is proved to be racist abuse then I hope it’s a lifetime ban. No place for it in this world.' 

Chelsea are seeking to establish the facts of the incident.

Should any offence have been made, a life ban could be handed to the supporter or supporters responsible.

 

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