Blues fans in new racism incident

British police said yesterday that they had launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

British Transport Police were called to deal with claims that fans were behaving in a racist and abusive manner on a train from London to Manchester yesterday morning (Singapore time). Officers boarded the train in Stoke and asked four men to leave, said a police spokesman. Four more fans left voluntarily.

Chelsea had earlier won the League Cup at London's Wembley Stadium.

- AFP.