Sport Chelsea: Morata chant abhorrent

18:00  11 september  2017
18:00  11 september  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Morata urges Chelsea fans to scrap controversial new chant

  Morata urges Chelsea fans to scrap controversial new chant Sections of the Chelsea fans at Leicester City used anti-Semitic language in a song about Alvaro Morata and were urged not to repeat it.Alvaro Morata does not want to be associated with a controversial new chant about him that Chelsea have urged supporters to stop singing.

Chelsea media chief Steve Atkins has called the Alvaro Morata chant used by the club's supporters as " abhorrent ", "totally unacceptable" and confirmed police are investigating. Atkins, alongside head coach Antonio Conte

" Chelsea Football Club finds all form of discrimination abhorrent . The language used in that song is totally unacceptable. The chant about Morata , who scored against Leicester, was used to abuse London rivals Tottenham, who have a large Jewish fanbase.

Chelsea media chief Steve Atkins has labelled the Alvaro Morata chant used by the club's supporters as "abhorrent", "totally unacceptable" and confirmed police are investigating.

Atkins, alongside head coach Antonio Conte, made the address at Chelsea's Monday press conference ahead of their Champions League tie with Qarabag FK on Tuesday.

Morata opened the scoring for Chelsea in their victory over Leicester on Saturday, but the match was marred by the chant which contains an anti-Semitic reference to Chelsea's cross-city rivals Tottenham.

FA to investigate Morata chant

  FA to investigate Morata chant The Football Association has confirmed it intends to open an investigation into the Alvaro Morata chant sung by Chelsea supporters.The Football Association has confirmed it intends to open an investigation into the Alvaro Morata chant sung by Chelsea supporters during the recent win over Leicester City.

Chelsea and Morata denounced the chant after the game, the club pledging to support police in helping to identify offenders, and a club spokesman reiterated the message on Monday. “ Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and the language that was used in that song

Morata scored his third goal for the Blues as Antonio Conte's side won 2-1 away at Leicester on Saturday. Chelsea have issued a statement urging their supporters to stop singing an Alvaro Morata chant which contains anti-Semitic language aimed at their London rivals Tottenham.

When asked, Atkins was adamant such chants must stop and said the club were willing to take the highest forms of punishment against fans such as bans and criminal prosecution.

"We made an initial statement after the game the other night and we are happy to repeat but also make clear that Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent, and the language used in that song the other night we find totally unacceptable," said Atkins.

"People that use this kind of language against others always try and argue a grey area. There is no grey area. That language used was anti-Semitic and we have a zero tolerance policy towards it.

"If there is there is evidence that season ticket holders or members took part in that and take part in it in the future then we will take the strongest possible action against them which includes bans.

Drogba impressed by Morata's superb Chelsea start

  Drogba impressed by Morata's superb Chelsea start With three goals and two assists in four games for Chelsea, Alvaro Morata has left Didier Drogba suitably impressed.Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba believes Alvaro Morata has already begun to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata condemns Chelsea fans' song praising him but insulting Tottenham supporters during 2-1 win over Leicester. Chelsea could face punishment from the FA after their fans indulged in offensive anti-Semitic chanting during their 2-1 win over Leicester.

Chelsea condemn anti-Semitic Morata chant . Tommie Newton | 11 September, 2017, 03:49. The Football Association has confirmed it intends to open an investigation into the Alvaro Morata chant sung by Chelsea supporters during the recent win over Leicester City.

"People should know that the police will be investigating and they will investigate all future such episodes, and we will support the police in anything that they do, assist their enquiries, and we will also support criminal prosecution of such behaviour and activity.

"We must be clear on this because it has to stop."

Conte added: "We are totally in agreement with the club. We must pay great attention.

"You know very well that I love our fans because they push us a lot during the game but I think we must pay great attention in the future."

Wilkins: Costa over Morata .
Diego Costa is a better option for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata, according to Ray Wilkins. Costa has not featured for Chelsea since revealing manager Antonio Conte told him by text that he was no longer in his plans at the end of last season and has not joined up with his team-mates since the start of the new season.In Costa's absence, Morata has scored three goals in his opening five league games since his £70m move from Real Madrid.Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins admits Morata is the better player but thinks Costa's character should put him ahead of the Spain international.

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