Black man blocked by Chelsea fans calls for punishment
PARIS (AP) A black man who was blocked from boarding the Paris metro by Chelsea fans chanting racist slogans says the group should be ”found, punished and locked up.”
In an interview with Le Parisien newspaper, the man – identified only as Souleymane S. – said he had lost his phone in the scuffle in the metro and didn’t learn until Wednesday evening that the altercation was filmed. Because he doesn’t speak English, he said he didn’t fully grasp what the rowdy group was saying – they chanted ”we’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it” – but their meaning was clear.
In a video posted by the Guardian newspaper, the man pushes back and says in French ”Can I get on or what?” before again being shoved away.