Blues investigating Marseille claims

Head of security, Guy Cazademont, claimed he was “grabbed round the

waist” by Chelsea security officials before being ejected from the

stadium ahead of their Champions League game on Tuesday night.

Cazademont also told the club’s official website that Marseille’s

stewards were not allowed to supervise the club’s fans and were

ordered to stay seated during the game, while the club’s banners

were banned in the stadium. The French champions have promised to

refer the matter to UEFA and a spokesman for Chelsea said: “There

were a number of incidents at Tuesday evening’s game involving the

away support, all of which are being fully investigated by Chelsea

Football Club. “We won’t be commenting further until those

investigations are complete and the results have been shared with

UEFA.” Chelsea won the Champions League Group F clash 2-0 thanks to

first-half goals from captain John Terry and from former France

international Nicolas Anelka, who scored from the penalty spot.