Chelsea is suspending three individuals from Stamford Bridge for their role in a racist incident that took place on the Paris Metro prior to the club’s Champions League match this week against Paris Saint Germain, the English club announced Thursday.
Chelsea also said that the individuals could face a lifetime ban depending on the evidence.
Following the team’s 1-1 draw with PSG on Tuesday, video surfaced of Chelsea fans pushing a black man off the train. As the man walks away, fans started chanting, “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
The incident occurred before the game. Chelsea and UEFA condemned the actions of the fans in the aftermath of the incident.
On Thursday, the man who was pushed off the train told Le Parisien that he wants the perpetrators to be “found, punished and locked up.”