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Raheem Sterling: Chelsea bans four fans over abuse footage

SUSPENSION: Four Chelsea fans have been temporarily banned from attended the club's matches

CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB has suspended four fans from attending its matches as their investigation into alleged racist abuse against Raheem Sterling continue.

In a statement, the west London club said: “Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them.

“Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans. We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.”

The incident, which took place at Stamford Bridge on Saturday during Manchester City’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea, is also being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Sterling’s club, Manchester City, has responded to the development.

In a statement it said: "The club and Raheem are fully engaged with Chelsea FC and the investigating authorities as they continue to examine the events in question.

"Manchester City and Raheem are committed to working with all relevant parties and organisations to support the objective of eradicating racism from the game."

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