11 April 2019

Giroud '100 Per Cent' Behind Salah  (Sky Sports)

Mohamed SalahChelsea forward Olivier Giroud has hit out at the supporters who allegedly chanted racist slogans about Liverpool's Mohamed Salah on Thursday.

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final - but the game was overshadowed by an incident earlier in the day, when Chelsea fans were filmed apparently singing an Islamophobic song about the club's former player Salah.

Chelsea and Liverpool have both condemned the incident, with Liverpool describing the chants as 'dangerous and disturbing'.

Three Chelsea fans were denied entry into Slavia Prague's stadium for their Europa League quarter-final.

And Chelsea say three of the people in the video - which was posted on social media - were prevented from entering the stadium by Chelsea security staff.

Giroud said after the match: "I think these people shouldn't belong to Chelsea.

"I think the club and everybody condemns these kind of things, and we are 100 per cent behind Mo Salah.

"I think nowadays it shouldn't happen."

Chelsea travel to Anfield to play Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

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