Chelsea Fans In Court Over Paris 'Race Hate'
15 July 2015, 11:36
Four Chelsea supporters suspected of being involved in an alleged racist incident in Paris in which a black man was prevented from boarding a train are due to appear in court.
The controversy erupted when fans were filmed on the Paris Metro before the west London club's match against Paris St Germain in February.
Several Chelsea supporters chanted: "We're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it."
The Metropolitan Police is applying for football banning orders to be imposed on four men the force believes were involved in the incident.
They are Richard Barklie, 50, of Victoria Street, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland; Jordan Munday, 20, of Ellenborough Road, Sidcup, south-east London; Josh Parsons, 20, of Woodhouse Place, Dorking, Surrey; and William Simpson, 26, of Hengrove Crescent, Ashford, Surrey.
The men will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court, sitting in Stratford, east London, for a full hearing, which is expected to last two days.