Sources have claimed that a football fan who was banned for performing Nazi salutes and who allegedly wrote tweets about gassing Jews attended the recent clash between Chelsea and Leeds United.
In 2016, Chelsea fan Fabian Richardson was banned from football grounds in the UK for three years and ordered to pay £365 after making thirteen Nazi salutes in fifteen minutes during his team’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.
Richardson admitted religiously aggravated harassment but, at first, he claimed that he was waving at friends, saying: “I’m not a racist, I was just an idiot.”
However, new revelations have since come to light. It has been reported that, when watching Chelsea play against the Amsterdam-based team, Ajax, on television, Mr Richardson allegedly tweeted about the Dutch team’s supposed connection to the city’s Jewish community and its record during the Second World War of hiding Jews from the Nazis.
Mr Richardson allegedly wrote: “Into these Jewish hiding f***ing Dutch c***s”
Two weeks later, Mr Richardson allegedly tweeted “Gas. Them. All” during the kick off of a match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues to act against instances of anti-Jewish racism in all sports.