The alleged racism row that marred Sunday’s English Premier league game between Chelsea and Manchester United seemed to resurface last night in a League Cup fourth round tie incidentally, between the same clubsides.
A Chelsea fan was pictured in the stands apparently directing a ‘monkey’ gesture at Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck which has prompted the Stamford Bridge side to launch an investigation.
A Chelsea spokesman said: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm we are investigating an incident involving a member of the crowd at last night’s game against Manchester United.
“The club will be examining all available footage and asks anyone who can identify the individual to contact the club.
“Chelsea FC is committed to removing all forms of discrimination and if we have sufficient evidence we will take the strongest possible action, including supporting criminal prosecution.”
Meanwhile this is as John Mikel Obi has consistently told Chelsea officials that he wanted to pursue the case against Clattenburg after the official allegedly told him to ‘shut it, monkey’ during Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday.