Chelsea investigating antisemitic chanting
Chelsea have launched a probe into claims Yossi Benayoun has been the target of antisemitic chanting from his own supporters.
The Israeli midfielder has accused them of “crossing the limit” – a reference to the anti-Jewish content of some of the abuse.
The midfielder was jeered again by some of the travelling support when he came on as a substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool.
Those chants are not thought to have been anti-semitic, but Benayoun has told the club that there have been bigoted chants in the past few games.
Benayoun took to Twitter on Monday to reveal fans started targeting him after he gave an interview supporting Fernando Torres in February.
He said: “The booing came from some small part of the Chelsea fans that have been doing it in the last few weeks since I did an interview about Torres. But I don’t really get bothered about it.. people need to understand what they read.
“There is (sic) some other issues that the club is taking care (sic) and try to handle them in the right way.. as sometimes people are crossing the limit.
“And I’m sure the club will sort it. What’s important for me is to do the best for the team till the end of the season.”
If any are found guilty, the Stamford Bridge club are likely to take the strongest possible stance against any fans.
From the Mirror