Jurgen Klopp labelled the racist song fans were filmed singing about Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah ‘disgusting’ as he responded strongly to the footage.
Chelsea reacted quickly to identify the men involved in the video and condemned their action, while Liverpool called it ‘unadulterated bigotry’ in their statement.
Klopp said that the latest incident of racism in football was a ‘sign something is going from outside’, that it should not be looked at as a ‘Chelsea thing’ and that the football community must kick people with these views into touch.
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“It’s disgusting, another example for some people of what should not happen,” the Liverpool manager said.
“We should not see it as a Chelsea thing or a Liverpool thing. It’s another sign something is going wrong outside there. It is still only a few people but the stronger the reaction from all of us the stronger it will help to avoid things like this in the future.
“These are football fans so if you do something like that you should not be able to enter a stadium again. From my point of view in life it is a misunderstood view.
“Some people think they are more valuable than others and that is the biggest misunderstanding in the world out there.
“As a part of the football community I say these people should not be involved. Football is an example how different people, different races can work together brilliantly.
“Choose any dressing room, nobody cares where they came from, who your parents were. They are interested, of course, but that is never an issue.
“At the very least they should not be allowed to be part of the football community again.”
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