Chelsea and Metropolitan Police investigate alleged racist abuse against Manchester City star Raheem Sterling

INVESTIGATION

The England international was abused by fans in the first half

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police have opened investigations after a spate of alleged racist abuse was reported on social media on Saturday.

Twitter users pointed to an incident in the first half when a fan apparently abused Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling was reportedly racially abused in the first half of the year

Raheem Sterling was reportedly racially abused in the first half of the year

A Chelsea spokesperson said, "We know reports and video footage. We will investigate the matter and, if necessary, take the strongest measures. "

Met police said, "We know there is a video online circulating alleging racial abuse has been directed to a player on Saturday, December 8, during a game between Chelsea and Manchester City on Stamford Bridge ,

"We will check the footage to see if any violations have been committed."

There were no arrests, added the Met.


The Blues won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from N & # 39; Golo Kante and David Luiz.

The city was defeated for the first time this season in the Premier League, Liverpool thus remains at the top of the division.