Chelsea FC released an official statement on the five banned fans for the Paris racism metro incident.
Here is what the club wrote on their website:
Chelsea Football Club has today issued life bans to five individuals involved in incidents prior to the club’s UEFA Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain on 17 February 2015.
This follows Stratford Magistrates’ Court’s decision to issue multi-year football banning orders to Richard Barklie, Josh Parsons, William Simpson and Jordan Munday. Dean Callis earlier received a banning order.
The club will always reserve the right to decide who purchases tickets to attend Chelsea matches, and the behaviour of these five individuals was abhorrent, against all of the club’s values and falls way below the standards the club expects of supporters attending our games.
Therefore the club’s bans permanently prohibit any of these individuals from attending Stamford Bridge or purchasing tickets from the club for any future matches.
The club will continue to take action against any supporters we feel behave in an anti-social manner and will cooperate with the relevant police authorities with any future investigations.
Chelsea FC is proud of its diversity, which runs throughout the club – from our owner to our multi-cultural playing squad and backroom team, the staff and our fans.
We are also proud to support the work of Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card, among other organisations, as well as the work of the Premier League, UEFA and the Football Association.
The club’s commitment to eradicating discrimination in all its forms is highlighted by our Building Bridges campaign, which promotes equality in our communities.