‘If I can’t be safe surrounded by our own fans, where am I safe?’: Chelsea supporter accuses fellow members of the fanbase of racist abuse during away match against Slavia Prague
- A Chelsea supporter has opened up on racism within the club’s own fanbase
- Jay Bailey was with the travelling supporters who made the trip to Prague
- He told Sky News fellow Blues fans moved away from him in order to abuse him
- Bailey claims one supporter went as far as to brand him a ‘black c***’ unprovoked
Chelsea supporter Jay Bailey has described how a set of fellow Blues supporters chose to racially abuse him during a recent European match.
Bailey was part of the travelling fanbase who made the trip to Prague to see Chelsea play in the Europa League quarter-finals.
It was then that the disgusting abuse began, with Bailey outlining how fellow supporters moved away from him in order to aim racial slurs in his direction.
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Chelsea supporter Jay Bailey has described how a set of fellow Blues supporters abused him
Bailey is speaking at a time where racism prevalent in football, staining the image of the game
Speaking during an interview with Sky News, the 20-year-old said: ‘It makes me feel: “Wow, if I can’t be safe surrounded by our own fans, where am I safe?”
‘These people shouldn’t be going to games.
‘Who else could this be happening to if I don’t say anything?
‘It was a situation where there were no other black Chelsea fans around me, so it was definitely aimed at me.’
Bailey was in the away end with travelling fans for Chelsea’s clash with Slavia Prague
Bailey is speaking at a time where racism prevalent in football, and staining the image of the game.
The youngster took to social media to speak out on his ordeal in attempt to have his message heard, writing: ‘And I now say this with my whole chest. Imagine going to Europe away day just to get racially abused by your own fans 🙂 F***ing cowards.
‘I was abused by our own fans in Prague and it’s disgusting that because I have no physical proof they’ll walk away and be able to carry on attending games.’
Chelsea fans were not let into game after filming themselves singing about Mohamed Salah
Chelsea were recently shamed after a video emerged of a set of supporters chanting a racial slur against their former player Mohamed Salah – now playing for rivals Liverpool.
The Blues came out to describe the behaviour of the men as ‘abhorrent’ and called those who were singing ‘an embarrassment’.
Liverpool also branded the video of abuse directed towards Salah as ‘unadulterated bigotry’ and condemned them in the strongest possible terms.