Chelsea Football Club have warned their fans that they will take “the strongest possible action” against anyone found guilty of aiming anti-Semitic abuse at Spurs fans during Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final at Wembley.
A clyub statement posted on their website read: “After consultation between the Metropolitan Police and both clubs, we would like to remind supporters of their responsibilities on the day.
“For a small minority, this game has historically brought a deeply unpleasant and unwanted level of anti-Semitic abuse, which has no place in football or anywhere in society. As such, we urge everyone to keep their support positive. Opposition supporters using terms as a form of identity is no excuse for abusive chanting or behaviour. The club asks that all supporters realise such actions cause huge offence to those around them.
“If we receive evidence that supporters have engaged in anti-Semitic or any other form of discriminatory chanting or behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action, including supporting criminal prosecution.”