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Chelsea to take action over sectarian abuse of John McGinn

Mon 13 September 2021 | 18:22

Investigations have been started by the Blues as Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn was subjected to sectarian abuse by someone from the Stamford Bridge crowd.

John McGinn

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Aston Villa

in their battle against

Chelsea

as they were defeated 3-0 on Saturday.

Chelsea stated on their website:

"We are aware of a video circulating on social media showing an individual using abusive language of a sectarian nature in the crowd at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour totally unacceptable and we condemn the language used.

"The club is working to identify the person involved and will take the strongest possible action against them. Any supporter who was present in that area of the ground and has information that can assist the club's investigation should contact the club via our discrimination reporting line 0207 3863355."

An Aston Villa statement read:

"Aston Villa are grateful to our friends at Chelsea FC for their swift and decisive action in both condemning the bigotry aimed at John McGinn at Stamford Bridge and in launching an investigation to identify the culprit.

"Aston Villa will fully support that investigation. Both clubs have zero tolerance for the scourge of discrimination in any form when it occurs in our stadia."


source: SportMob

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