Robertson: Salah goal 'shut up' racist Chelsea supporters
- The Blues fans have an unfortunate history of racist behaviour this season.
- Once again they were involved in an incident before the game, abusing Reds striker Salah.
- The Egyptian scored a stunner against Chelsea, and was complimented by Liverpool and Blues players alike.
- Chelsea football clubs and players condemn the racist behaviour among the minority of their fans.
"That's the way to shut them up. It's not nice but he dealt with it. It didn't affect him at all - it didn't look like it, did it?
"Sadly people are getting used to things like this now because it is happening far too often. Raheem Sterling said the other day that the only way to shut people like this up is to score goals and to beat them.
"It was a fantastic goal. He cut inside and as soon as he hit it, everyone knew it was in."
Ahead of Slavia game in the Europa League quarter-final first leg clash, a group of travelling Chelsea fans have been filmed signing Islamophobic song about Mohamed Salah labelling him a 'bomber'.
The Blues' spokesman then has issued the following statement:
"Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.
Chelsea fans singing "Salah is a bomber". Wouldn't expect anything else from that disgusting fanbase pic.twitter.com/kk9dgiJwXu— 🆗️ (@kexxc) April 11, 2019
"Such individuals are an embarrassment to the vast majority of Chelsea supporters who won’t tolerate them in their club."
Thus, Chelsea are understood to impose lifetime bans on each of the 6 people involved in the incident as soon as they are identified.
Olivier Giroud has also publicly slammed those accused of singing a derogatory song as The Frenchman has no doubts there is no place for such supporters at Chelsea:
"I think these people shouldn’t belong to the club. I think the club and everybody condemns these kind of things, and we are 100 per cent behind Mo Salah. I think nowadays it shouldn’t happen."