Chelsea have condemned an anti-Semitic chant sang by the travelling Blues about new-signing Alvaro Morata at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, report the BBC.
Morata found the back of the net in the first-half to give the Blues the lead, and in the form that he is in, the Chelsea fans are understandably eager to show their support for the Spaniard. However, it looks as though some have overstepped the mark with a song that was sung in Leicester on Saturday.
As per the BBC, the chant in question is anti-Semitic and targeted at Chelsea’s arch-rivals Tottenham. It’s not the right way to behave in 2017, and it’s not doing Morata justice associating him with it.
The club have condemned the song. The BBC quote the club’s head of communications Steve Atkins, who says:
“The club and the players appreciate the fans’ passionate support away from home, of course, but the language in that song is not acceptable at all.”
Atkins went on to add that Morata agrees with the club that the chant is unacceptable, as the BBC sport:
“We’ve spoken to Alvaro after the game and he does not want to be connected to that song in any way and both the player and the club request that the supporters stop singing that song with immediate effect.”
Morata took to Twitter after the game to echo Atkins words and calls on the Chelsea fans to show more respect.
Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are amazing and I’d like to ask you to please respect everyone!
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) 9 September 2017