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, 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.
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.