Ex-policeman apologies over Chelsea fans’Paris Metro racism

2015-02-23 09:21:14 | Al Muslim News
Ex-policeman apologies over Chelsea fans’Paris Metro racism

 

Ex- Policeand Chelsea fan apologised on Sunday for his involvement in an alleged racist incident involving football supporters on a Paris Metro train after being identified. Armature video shot and posted online last week showed supporters pushing back a black man named as Souleymane S from boarding a metro train in the French capital and chanting “we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”. Richard Barklie, 50, a director with rights group the World Human Rights Forum, acknowledged he was involved but insisted he did not sing racist songs during the notorious incident before Chelsea’s Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain last week “He did not participate in racist chanting and singing and condemns any behaviour supporting that,” “He wants to put on record his sincerest apologies for the trauma and stress suffered by Mr Souleymane.” the statement from his lawyer. Chelsea has promised to ban five suspended fans from attending Stamford Bridge for life if there is sufficient evidence of their involvement. Police spokesman says the other two men in the photo have been identified and the force is working with the French authorities and none of suspected have been arrested..

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