Seven Chelsea FC fans identified in St Pancras station 'racist chanting' footage

The men will be interviewed soon over alleged racist chanting

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The Independent Online

Seven men sought by police investigating racist chanting at a railway station after a Chelsea Champions League football match this month have all been identified, police said.

British Transport Police said the men would be interviewed in due course.

Police had released images of seven men taken at St Pancras station in London at around 8pm on 18 February.

This was the day after a separate incident on the Paris Metro before Chelsea’s match with Paris Saint-Germain when a man was subjected to alleged racist abuse.

In a statement yesterday, solicitor John Kaye, who has been engaged by Chelsea fan Jamie Fairbairn, 23, said his client had accepted being among those in the carriage of the Metro train during the incident involving a black man, Souleymane Sylla, on 17 February.

He added that Mr Fairbairn denies preventing Mr Sylla from boarding or using words of a racist or threatening nature, and also denies saying anything of a racist nature in Paris or later at St Pancras.