Chelsea has told their fans to be on their best behaviour on Sunday when Chelsea play Tottenham at Wembley in the Capital One Cup final.
Club officials at Stamford Bridge admit that matches between the two teams have “historically brought a deeply unpleasant and unwanted level of anti-Semitic abuse” from a “small minority” of supporters.
The warning follows on from West Ham fans being filmed on the London Underground singing anti-Semitic songs before last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Spurs.
Chelsea has warned that any fans caught making similar chants will be punished by the club, who issued a statement that reads: “Opposition supporters using terms as a form of identity is no excuse for abusive chanting or behaviour.
“The club asks that all supporters realise such actions cause huge offence to those around them.
“If we receive evidence that supporters have engaged in anti-Semitic or any other form of discriminatory chanting or behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action, including supporting criminal prosecution.”