Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted to antisemitic chanting by Chelsea fans at their match against Hungarian team Vidi last night.
Amanda said: “We commend Chelsea FC’s prompt intervention following antisemitic songs sung by a section of Chelsea supporter’s at the club’s Europa League game in Hungary. This disgraceful behaviour must be challenged and the perpetrators identified and punished. The Board of Deputies is fully behind Chelsea’s Say No to Antisemitism campaign launched this year. However, this incident and the abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling last Saturday demonstrate that football still has much work to do before racism on the terraces is eradicated.”