Chelsea investigate smoke bomb incident
Saturday 03 March 2012
Chelsea have launched an investigation after a smoke grenade went off at the club's training ground.
Players and officials from the Blues' reserve, youth and academy teams were forced to flee the building in Cobham, Surrey, where the device went off because of thick smoke, according to the Daily Mail.
The club did not give any details on what stage the investigation was at or if any players were suspected of involvement.
"I can confirm an investigation is under way. It is an internal matter," a Chelsea spokesman said.
The incident is the latest in a line of incidents at the training ground.
Last February Chelsea defender Ashley Cole accidentally shot and wounded a work experience student with an air rifle at the training ground.
It is believed Cole did not know the rifle was loaded and he apologised to the student, who did not require hospital treatment.
And late last year a knife was discovered by cleaning staff in a dressing room at the complex, although this was thought to have belonged to a building contractor on the site.
It is a distraction the club could do without as they look to seal a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League.
Chelsea have the chance to go fourth today should they win at West Brom and Arsenal fail to take maximum points at Liverpool.
Latest in Sport
Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: Ewan McGregor launches Unicef charity fundraiser, making £2.5m in one night
Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal subject of £39m bid
Sami Khedira, Isco and Angel di Maria among Real Madrid players up for grabs this summer
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers (and giant cans of Irn Bru) welcome in Glasgow's Games
Louis van Gaal gets tough with Manchester United players, with Darren Fletcher and Luke Shaw berated in public and Phil Jones left looking bemused
- 1 I was a Woman Against Feminism too
- 2 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 3 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 4 The Tory donor whose firm is one of Britain’s biggest tax avoiders - with HMRC's blessing
- 5 John Barrowman praised for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony gay kiss
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains