Chelsea are investigating claims from Yossi Benayoun that he was racially abused by his own fans as he came on as a substitute against former club Liverpool in the Premier League meeting between the sides on Sunday, the
Benayoun revealed on his Twitter account that he had lodged a complaint with the club and that he had faith in the Stamford Bridge hierarchy to get to the bottom of the incident.
He wrote: “The booing came from (a) small part of the Chelsea fans (that have) been doing it since I did an interview about Torres There is some other issues the club is taking care (of) and try to handle them in the right way … as sometimes people are crossing the limit. And I’m sure the club will sort it.”
Benayoun had previously criticised Chelsea’s handling of Fernando Torres in the wake of his 2011 move to club from Liverpool. Chelsea are said to have promised Benayoun that any fan found to have directed anti-Semitic abuse at him will be dealt with by the club.
The Israel international has been a Chelsea player since the summer of 2010 but spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Arsenal and the first half of the current campaign with former club West Ham.
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