Chelsea could be set to face a punishment from the FA following their 2-1 win away at Leicester on Saturday, after reports emerged that the Blues fans indulged in anti-Semitic chants during the match, according to the Sun.
Chelsea chiefs were quick to condemn the chant, which is supposed to be about new forward Alvaro Morata, which contains offensive, anti-Semitic connotations within it, as per the Sun, with the club appealing to those who took part in the chanting to ditch it immediately.
As reported by the Sun, Morata, who joined the Blues from Real Madrid during the summer, scored the opener in his side’s 2-1 win over Leicester, however the win was tainted by the travelling support, who sang the song “Morata, whoa, Morata, whoa. He came from Real Madrid, he hates the f**cking Y**s.”
Since reports of these chants have emerged, the club have pleaded to fans to ditch the chant, with Blues Head of Communications Steve Atkins saying after the match that “I don’t think Antonio was aware of the song. The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home. But the language in that song is not acceptable at all.”
Should the FA find the Blues guilty of singing anti-Semitic chants during their win today, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of punishment the club face, and what they decide to do about the incident going forward.
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Alvaro Morata sends message to Chelsea fans following club statement
Alvaro Morata has asked Chelsea fans to stop singing the antisemitic chant that was heard during Saturday’s win at Leicester.
The Spain international scored in the victory over Leicester City, continuing a fine start for the Blues since his summer transfer from Real Madrid.
Chelsea’s third consecutive win was, however, soured slightly by a chant used by some Chelsea supporters, which contains an antisemitic slur in reference to Premier League rivals Tottenham.
After the match, Chelsea released a statement which read: ‘The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home, of course, but the language in that song is not acceptable at all.
‘Alvaro does not want to be connected with that particular song in any way and both the player and the club request the supporters stop singing it with immediate effect.’
Morata subsequently echoed those sentiments, tweeting: ‘Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are amazing and I’d like to ask you to please respect everyone!’
Following another fine performance on the pitch, manager Antoino Conte revealed his was delighted with the club-record signing’s overall contribution.
‘It’s a good day for the team and for Alvaro,’ Conte said of Morata. ‘It’s always important for the striker to score but for me, it’s very important for me to see he’s improving and more involved in our idea of football. For me this is the most important thing. Then if he scores I’m very happy, and I’m pleased for the player.’