Anti-semitic abuse for Chelsea star kissing Arsenal’s badge

Chelsea launched an anti-semitism probe after Yossi Benayoun claims chants by own fans are “crossing the limit”. The Israeli is unpopular with a section of supporters after voicing support for Torres having also kissed Arsenal’s badge while on loan at Gunners.

The midfielder was jeered again by some of the travelling support when he came on as a substitute in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool.

Those chants are not thought to have been anti-semitic, but Benayoun has told the club that there HAVE been bigoted chants in the past few games.

Benayoun took to Twitter on Monday to reveal fans started targeting him after he gave an interview supporting Fernando Torres in February.

He said: “The booing came from some small part of the Chelsea fans that have been doing it in the last few weeks since I did an interview about Torres. But I don’t really get bothered about it.. people need to understand what they read.

“There is (sic) some other issues that the club is taking care (sic) and try to handle them in the right way.. as sometimes people are crossing the limit.

“And I’m sure the club will sort it. What’s important for me is to do the best for the team till the end of the season.”

The Chelsea fans have voiced their anger towards Benayoun since he supported Torres – they have also not forgiven him for kissing the Arsenal badge while on loan at the Emirates last season and they believe he is also blocking the path of young players such as Josh McEachran.

Read in full at The Mirror.

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