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Police speak to Chelsea fans about anti-Semitic chanting

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LONDON (AP) — Police have spoken to three Chelsea fans after receiving reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train following the team’s Premier League match at Brighton.

The incident took place on Sunday, three days after Chelsea issued a harsh condemnation of supporters who were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant during a Europa League match at Hungarian team Vidi.

Chelsea also has suspended four people amid a police investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling during a league match at Stamford Bridge on Dec. 8.

Responding to a request for comment, British Transport Police said officers attended an incident on board a train near Brighton on Sunday soon after Chelsea’s 2-1 win.

“Three men were spoken to by officers, but at this time no one has come forward to make a complaint,” police said.

Before the Brighton game, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck met with traveling fans and made it clear it was an important day for the club’s image after the recent controversies.

Chelsea had described the anti-Semitic chanting in Hungary as “abhorrent,” saying those who “can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend” the message that discriminatory remarks will not be tolerated actions “will face the strongest possible action from the club.”

Chelsea’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, is Jewish.

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