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Chelsea vow to clamp down on Ferdinand chant minority

Chelsea Football Club say they will act quickly to identify those responsible for yelling chants directed at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.

Ferdinand is embroiled in racism allegations against Blues skipper John Terry and was abused last night during the Southwest London clubs Champions League clash with RacingGenk in Belgium.

The chant of 'Anton Ferdinand, you know what you are' was clearly heard at the Cristal Arena and Chelsea insist they will do something about it.

"The chanting last night by a vocal minority was wholly inappropriate and Chelsea Football Club does not condone such behavior," a spokesman said.

"We will be working with the appropriate authorities to seek out those responsible.

"Chelsea FC believes - as we are sure do the vast majority of our fans - that all forms of discrimination are abhorrent and have no place in our society.

"As a club, we work hard on educating our fans on these issues and will continue to do so.

"We work closely with the football authorities and anti-racism organisations and we are fully committed to eradicating racism and all other forms of discrimination from the game.

"Last night's offensive chants were from a minority and, as such, they do not represent what supporting Chelsea Football Club is all about."

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