Premier League champions Chelsea have revealed that club supporters who used anti-semitic language/behaviour during the Blues’ disappointing 4-1 defeat at Watford will be punished.
A report on a Jewish website revealed that one fan was left “disgusted” by chanting from fellow Blues supporters and had no choice but to report the incident to stewards at the ground.
The club’s position was made known via a statement which said: “Anti-Semitism has no place in our club, football or wider society.”
The club have already started an investigation in co-operation with Watford and the police in a bid to get to the root of the matter.
The statement added: “Anyone found guilty of anti-Semitic language or behaviour will face action from the club, including bans, and will be asked to attend equality education courses.
“We welcome the fact that Chelsea fans have reported this behaviour, which shames our club.” the statement stated further.
Chelsea had earlier launched a ‘Say No to Anti-Semitism’ campaign thus making the stance they have taken on the latest development unsurprising.