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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Fan's Racist Morata Chant To Receive Severe Punishment

Chelsea newcomer Alvaro Morata appears to have stolen the hearts of many Chelsea supporters, with the young star already getting his own chant. However, the lyrical content of this song has been deemed discriminatory... can you guess what the consequences of singing it are?
A lifetime ban is what fans caught singing the song will receive, according to English football governing body, the FA. The said chant features an anti-Semitic word used to refer to members of the Jewish community, and was debuted on Saturday, when the young Spaniard inspired Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is believed to belong to the Jewish faith, serving as the chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in his homeland of Russia. The player in question has also distanced himself from the song, posting a message calling for equality and respect via his Twitter account.
The issue of discrimination seems to shadow football quite closely. Although this particular chant was not aimed at offending the player, other footballers have fallen victim to bigoted behaviour, one of the worst examples being when a banana was thrown at Brazilian defender Dani Alves, during a match. With FIFA launching many respect campaigns aimed at eradicating this issue from football, it seems there is still a long way to go before the beautiful game is truly free of this issue.
Do you think the punishment fits the crime in this case?

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