Chelsea fans banned from football matches for five years over Paris Metro racism

Four Chelsea fans accused of a racist incident on the Paris Metro earlier this year have been banned from attending football matches for up to five years.

The orders ban the men from attending all matches in the UK and abroad.

The incident took place in Paris ahead of Chelsea’s 1-1 against Paris Saint-Germain, where a supposed group of supporters refused to allow a black man onto the train.

Richard Barklie received a five-year banning order, Jordan Munday received a three-year banning, William Simpson received a five-year banning order and Josh Parsons received a five-year banning order.

Dean Callis accepted a five-year banning order for his involvement in the general violence and disorder.

Chief Superintendent Colin Morgan, from the Met’s Public Order Branch, said: “In the Met area alone there are 224 people who are subject to football banning orders preventing them from attending any designated football matches in the UK or abroad.

“These include banning orders that are imposed following conviction as well as those granted following summons.

“This work forms an important part of policing football and reducing the risk of violence and disorder at football matches both at home and abroad.

“Violence and racism have no place in football and we will continue to put offenders before the courts as part of our efforts to make football a safer environment for everyone.”

Picture courtesy of Ray Forster, with thanks

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