Chelsea suspend four supporters following Raheem Sterling allegations
The incident occurred on Saturday evening.
Chelsea have suspended four people from attending matches pending further investigations into an abusive incident that occurred during Chelsea's match against Manchester City on Saturday.
During Chelsea's win over Manchester City, Raheem Sterling received verbal abuse from a small group of fans. The club and the FA are both investigating the incident, after claims that racist language was used.
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Four Chelsea fans have now been suspended from attending both home and away matches with investigations into the incident set to continue.
The day after the incident occurred, Sterling posted a statement on his Instagram account, highlighting the difference in coverage from the tabloid press regarding black footballers' and white footballers' private lives.
Sterling said that negative press coverage "helps fuel racism and aggressive behaviour".
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Good morning I just want to say , I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to heard I will speak up. Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better. For example you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for there mothers who have put in a lot of time and love into helping them get where they are, but look how the news papers get there message across for the young black player and then for the young white payer. I think this in unacceptable both innocent have not done a thing wrong but just by the way it has been worded. This young black kid is looked at in a bad light. Which helps fuel racism an aggressive behaviour, so for all the news papers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all i have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity an give all players an equal chance.