Football: UK police look into alleged anti-Semitic chanting after Chelsea-Brighton match


"Sold Out" signs on the ticket office before the English Premier League football match between Brighton Hove Albion and Chelsea at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, Britain, on Dec 16, 2018.
"Sold Out" signs on the ticket office before the English Premier League football match between Brighton Hove Albion and Chelsea at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, Britain, on Dec 16, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Three men have been spoken to by transport police after reports of anti-Semitic chanting on a train following the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea on Sunday (Dec 16).

The incident comes after Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck had greeted fans before the game at the Amex Stadium in an attempt to present a positive image following allegations of anti-Semitic chanting at their Europa League match at Vidi FC last week.

It also follows on from Chelsea banning four supporters pending a police investigation after the alleged racist abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

"Officers received reports of anti-Semitic chanting on board a train ... at around 4 pm yesterday afternoon," a British Transport Police statement said on Monday.

"BTP attended and three men were spoken to by officers, but at this time no one has come forward to make a complaint." The statement also appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Chelsea and Brighton could not be immediately reached for comment.