Racial abuse victim speaks to French press after Chelsea fan incident.
The man racially abused by Chelsea fans when trying to board a Paris Metro train this week has been identified and interviewed by French newspaper Le Parisien.
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Souleymane, 33, gave his account of the story, which has been captured on video, and believes the fans involved must be punished for their actions.
“I wanted to get into the car but a group of English fans blocking me and pushed me away,” he explained.
“I tried to force the passage, I again tried to return.In the scramble, I lost my phone.
“They told me things in English but I did not really understand the meaning of their words.I do not speak a word of English.I understood that it was Chelsea fans and I made ??the connection with the PSG match, which took place the same evening.I understand also that they were attacking me because of the color of my skin.You know, I live with racism, I was not really surprised by what happened to me.
“These English supporters need to be found, punished and locked up. It can’t go unpunished.”