A Chelsea fan has been arrested as part of a police investigation looking into reports of racist abuse aimed at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, The
Chelsea and QPR face each other this weekend in the FA Cup fourth round and that will be the first fixture between the two following John Terry’s alleged racial abuse to Ferdinand. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that Terry will face the R’s and does not expect anything less than a great performance from his captain. Chelsea are adamant they will not tolerate racist abuse from their fans and have promised to help the police in their investigation.
A statement issued by Chelsea said: ‘We were made aware of the incident on board the 1600 Norwich to London Liverpool Street Service. It is alleged that some individuals were involved in racist chanting. British Transport police has contacted the individual concerned who made the allegations and an investigation is ongoing.’
This particular alleged racial abuse case is the third that Chelsea have suffered this season with Daniel Sturridge reportedly abused by a member of the Chelsea crowd away at KRC Genk in the Champions League. Nothing came from these claims, but the police look to be making strides after their arrest. The Blues have appealed to their fans to treat Ferdinand with respect at Loftus Road on Saturday and will be looking for a positive performance.
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