Written by @chelsea.edition
As a Chelsea fan every time I get into a debate about anything to do with Chelsea one of the comments that I always get is that "your club are just a bunch of racists" and that angers me so much and I'll tell you why.
First of all I would like to say that I do not condone any racist behaviour from fans and as a black person myself find them absolutely disgusting and don't deserve to be called "fans".
I'm going to go back to 2015 when videos emerged of Chelsea fans not allowing an innocent black man onto a Paris metro while singing "We're racist, We're racist, and that's the way we like it".
Since that, rival supporters or just anyone that doesn't support Chelsea has started to stereotype us fans as being racist because of these five idiots. Five people have made millions around the globe that watched that video think Chelsea are just a horrible club and are disgusting and that enrages me so much.
I repeat, five people gave this club this stereotype, what about the other millions that just love the club like I do and are not stupid like those five. Us fans welcome in everyone and these disgusting people just thought they were hard. If you fans that like to call us racist have forgotten, the five people involved were banned for life and Chelsea even offered the man VIP tickets which he kindly accepted.
I was mostly speaking about this to a Celtic fan who's only real comeback to any of my statements was "You're all racist" and I just returned with, well Celtic aren't exactly all saints are they. It is not unknown for Celtic fans to be causing trouble on away days, ripping up seats and starting fights but I know that that's not the real Celtic, it's just a tiny, tiny percentage of the fan base that give them a bad name.
I don't even want to call them fans, these people give the club they apparently love a bad name because of their beliefs and that makes our beautiful game look ugly.