Chelsea racism video: French President Francois Hollande has 'given full support' to Soulemayne S in talks between the pair

French president met with man abused by Chelsea supporters

Click to follow

French President Francois Hollande has spoken to Soulemayne S, the man racially abused by a group of Chelsea supporters on Tuesday night, offering his "full support".

Soulemayne, who has been invited by Chelsea to attend the second leg at Stamford Bridge, was stopped from boarding a train on the Paris Metro by a group of fans after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.

The group then sung a racist song at him, chanting 'we're racist - and that's the way we like it'.

Five men have so far been suspended in connection in an ongoing investigation.

The French presidential palace said on its Twitter account Saturday that Hollande "had a discussion with Souleymane S. and gave him his full support following the odious aggression he suffered."

Additional reporting from AP

Comments