British police have interviewed an individual underneath warning following the alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling throughout Manchester Metropolis’s defeat by Chelsea earlier this month.
The incident involving the 24-year-old occurred at Stamford Bridge on December eight throughout Metropolis’s 2-Zero defeat.
“Police proceed to analyze an incident the place is it’s claimed racial abuse was directed at a participant in the course of the Chelsea v Manchester Metropolis recreation at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, eight December,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned.
“Officers are reviewing footage and CCTV to find out whether or not any offences have been dedicated.
“Officers are in possession of the small print of these reportedly concerned — there have been no arrests presently. One individual has been interviewed underneath warning.”
Chelsea suspended 4 supporters following the incident pending additional investigations.
In a strongly worded assertion, the membership threatened extreme sanctions, together with bans, saying they might “totally help any prison prosecutions”.
One of many males who was recognized instructed the Each day Mail newspaper he was ashamed of his behaviour however denied utilizing racist language in direction of Sterling, saying he had referred to as him “Manc”.
In an Instagram publish following the Chelsea-Manchester Metropolis match, Sterling accused the media of serving to to “gas racism” with the way in which they painting younger black footballers.
Everton on Friday pressured they’ve a “zero tolerance” stance in direction of racism and are investigating after a video of followers singing a tune about defender Yerry Mina emerged.
Along with soccer’s equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out, the membership are trying into the footage, which features a chant — to the tune of “Macarena” — containing racist stereotypes in regards to the Colombia worldwide.