Chelsea bar three people over Mohamed Salah video

Maurizio Sarri- Danny Drinkwater has no future at Chelsea insists manager Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri- Danny Drinkwater has no future at Chelsea insists manager Maurizio Sarri

Liverpool host Chelsea on Sunday on what is expected to be an emotional afternoon with it coming on the eve of the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Liverpool thanked Chelsea for their urgent action in a statement of their own, revealing they are already working with Merseyside Police "to ascertain the facts around this footage with the aim of identifying individuals featuring in it".

Chelsea also released the following statement, calling those involved an "embarrassment".

Equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out condemned the video as a "disgrace" and the Press Association understands three fans were turned away from the Europa League quarter-final in the Czech Republic tonight after they were identified as members of the group in question.

"We've watched different games, especially matches where the opponents managed to get more points or put them under pressure and played very well".

"This behaviour needs to be called out for what it is - unadulterated bigotry", a statement declared.

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Liverpool said the video shows "vile discriminatory chants" and is "dangerous and disturbing".

"Liverpool Football Club believes it is the responsibility of those in positions of authority, following proper process, to act urgently to identify and then punish anyone committing a hate crime".

Ex-Chelsea forward Salah, Player of the Year in England last season and victor of the African Footballer of the Year award for the second time in a row in January, is of Muslim faith. It's very hard to face them.

Another said: "As a Chelsea fan myself, this is absolutely disgusting and fellow sensible fans do not represent or promote this part of the fanbase".

This is not the first time that Mo Salah has been verbally abused by football fans: just two months ago, the Metropolitan police and West Ham United FC launched an investigation into a video in which a supporter can be heard shouting "Salah, you f**king Muslim, f**king Muslim c*nt" at the Liverpool striker.

Daily Star Online has approached Chelsea for comment.

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