A Chelsea football club fan has been banished from football games for next three years after he abused Chelsea striker Drogba.
Stephen Fitzwater, the banned Chelsea fan, was watching the semi final game of FA Cup against Tottenham on 15th April when he was found out of delivering a racist comment at the Ivory Coast international.
Other Chelsea fans took offence and told it to a steward and Stephen Fitzwater was caught by the football intelligence unit of Scotland Yard. The 55 year old fan from west London’s Isleworth, acknowledged that he abused racially, Hendon magistrates’ court.
He was delivered a 3 – year ban form football will stop him from going into any regulated football match in the United Kingdom and Chelsea, also, banned him for life. In a statement, a spokesperson from the Chelsea Football Club told that Chelsea Football Club and the overwhelming majority of their fans abhor all forms of discrimination and believe they have no place in our club or our communities.
The club will be taking the strongest possible action against this individual, who has received a football banning order along with a lifetime ban from Chelsea Football Club. They would also like to thank Chelsea fans for reporting this incident and others that occurred during the semi-final, as a result of which a number of persons have been banned for using racial and abusive language.