Chelsea fans have been labelled embarrassing, moronic and disgraceful by journalists and footballers alike following their behaviour in a Paris subway station on Tuesday evening. Their supporters were caught chanting, ‘we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it’ as they refused to let a black man board a Paris subway train. While incidents of racism have been few and far between in the UK since hooligans were banished from Football stadiums, Chelsea have been involved in racism incidents on the pitch in recent years. 

Blues captain, John Terry, was accused of directing racist slurs at former QPR defender, Anton Ferdinand, back in 2011.

The incident led to a criminal court case, which found Terry not guilty. However, an independent inquiry held by the Football Association did find him guilty and banned him for four matches, it also led to Terry retiring from international football.

Meanwhile, 2012 saw Chelsea make incredible accusations towards a Premier League referee as they claimed that Mark Clattenburg used racially inappropriate language towards John Obi Mikel. Clattenburg was forced to sit out of football for an extended period while the Football Association investigated the claims. He was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and Chelsea were quick to highlight their regret in the manner with which it was handled.