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.