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Chelsea's first black player 'disgusted' by Paris incident

PIONEER: Paul Canoville was Chelsea's first black player

CHELSEA'S FIRST ever black player Paul Canoville has spoken of his frustration following the footage of Chelsea fans racially abusing a man on the Paris Metro.

A minority of Chelsea supporters were caught on video refusing to let a black passenger on board the Metro train whilst chanting ‘We’re racist and that’s the way we like it’.

Canoville was reminded of his history as a player, after he signed for the Blues in 1981. The 52 year-old remembers being subjected to abusive taunts and having bananas thrown at him by his own fans.

Canoville was made aware of the incident by a text he read on Tuesday night (Feb 18). “This is continuing where you left off, Canners.”

“I watched it and I was in disgust, I was so angry and ashamed," he told the Evening Standard. 'We've done so much campaigning against the very issue of racism and this happens and it's brought it all right back down,” Canoville said.

“I don't care if it's the minority because regardless of that it is connected to the club and when you mention Chelsea this will be the response. I can't believe this has come about,” he added.

“Chelsea have responded quickly on this and are going to ban the individuals but now at this very moment those people who know who is involved in this need to spot them out because we don't want them. Enough is enough and these people have to be banned for life.”

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