Chelsea fans accused of anti-Semitism against Grant

"We welcome all constructive points of view. But there have been a few which could be viewed as racist and anti-Semitic and that must stop immediately," says chairman Bruce Buck.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 1, 2007 04:35
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Chelsea fans accused of anti-Semitism against Grant

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Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has reportedly claimed that some of the club's fans have made anti-Semitic comments towards new manager Avraham Grant. Buck said he will not tolerate what he deemed as abuse bordering on racism. "We welcome all constructive points of view. But there have been a few which could be viewed as racist and anti-Semitic and that must stop immediately," Buck was quoted as saying by news agency AFP. "This is one thing we will not tolerate, whether in written correspondence, on the chat pages, on posters or banners, or through singing and chanting. "It unfairly smears the reputation of the vast majority of the Chelsea fans who rightly do not want to be associated with such activity." Meanwhile, Grant's hopes of forging himself a long term future at Chelsea may have taken another blow on Sunday after the British Sunday newspaper the News of the World claimed that one senior player has described the manager's training methods as 'amateurish'. "Under Mourinho, training was exciting and inspirational, it was different every day," said the player. "But since he left, training has been amateurish. In one session this week we were asked to get the ball and just dribble round a cone. "Some of the players said they hadn't been asked to do that since they were 14 years old. There's no way Avram can last, he'll be gone by Christmas because the players just aren't having him at all."

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