Morata warns Chelsea fans over anti-semitic songs

Lynette Rowe
September 11, 2017

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has hailed Alvaro Morata and believes Chelsea are already benefiting from the former Real Madrid striker, who penned a five-year contract in a club-record £67m deal.

A small group of the away supporters sang a song for summer signing Alvaro Morata, with anti-Semitic undertones.

Chelsea's 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday was somewhat marred by a section of traveling Blues fans. The chant was derogatory towards London rivals Tottenham, who have a large Jewish fanbase.

"Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are wonderful", the Spaniard's Twitter account read, "and I'd like to ask you to please respect everyone!"

"I don't think Antonio was aware of the song", Chelsea spokesman Steve Atkins said. "I'm happy to repeat, but also make clear: Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and the language that was used in that song the other night we find totally unacceptable".

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Alvaro does not want to be connected with that particular song in any way and both the player and the club request the supporters stop singing it with immediate effect.

The Spain striker has now personally asked fans to stop singing the offensive chant. Videos appeared on social media of some supporters doing the same ahead of last season's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

Chelsea's next game is a Champions' League home tie against Qarabag FK on Tuesday September 12 and any repeat of yesterday's lyrics would sure to land the club in hot water and lead to sanctions from Uefa chiefs.

Drogba was also pleased to see N'Golo Kante score a rare goal against the Foxes, with the French midfielder's performance prompting Conte to label him as the Premier League's best player after the win.

"It is a good day for the team and a good day for Alvaro", said Conte. This is the Premier League.

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