Rio Ferdinand, Ian Wright and Gary Lineker take on Twitter to blow up fans in videos that seem to show vile abuses launched at Raheem Sterling while police confirm they have opened an investigation after supporters seem to call City star a & # 39; f ****** black c *** & # 39;
- The Metropolitan Police are investigating alleged racist abuse at Stamford Bridge
- A video emerged on social media of a first semester incident during the game
- A supporter seems to abuse Raheem Sterling, Manchester City striker
- "We are aware of the footage and we will have the strongest action," Chelsea said
- Some big names in the football world have chosen social media to share their opinions
- Gary Lineker, host of the match of the day, has defined the behavior of fans "despicable"
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Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating after an incident of alleged racist abuse was highlighted on social media on Saturday.
Twitter users highlighted an incident in the first half when a supporter seemed to abuse Raheem Sterling, Manchester City striker.
A Chelsea spokesman said: "We are aware of reports and video footage, and we will investigate the matter and take action as hard as possible, if necessary."
The Met police are investigating an allegedly racist abuse incident against Raheem Sterling
Supporters of the Stamford Bridge seemed to be shouting abuse against Manchester City
The Met police said: "We are aware of a video circulating online that alleges that the racial abuse allegedly was directed against a player in a match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 8 December.
"We will examine the footage to determine if any crimes have been committed."
No arrest has been made, the Met added.
Some big names in the world of football have taken to Twitter in response to the video, in which it is assumed that a spectator is abusing Sterling and seems to gag the phrase "f ****** black c ***" towards him.
The defender of the former Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand, has made his views known on social media, tweeting: "We will continue to allow this kind of racist behavior to go on? Everything to kick a ball! & # 39;
Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, also said, "The bad old days are back! Chelsea, you've been shamed by this disgusting racist fan – absolutely no doubt about what it says."
Also the defender of the former Manchester United, Rio Ferdinand, has made public his opinions on the video on social media, tweeting: "Will we continue to allow this kind of racist behavior? Everything to kick a ball!"
Gary Lineker, host of the match of the day, marked the "despicable" episode while Jake Humphrey, BT Sport's host, said: "If it proves to be a racist abuse, I hope it's a lifelong ban There is no place for this in this world. & # 39;
Chelsea is trying to establish the facts of the accident.
If a crime has been committed, a life ban could be handed over to the supporter or responsible backers.