A human rights charity director and former police officer has been identified as being among the Chelsea fans responsible for the racist abuse of a passenger on the Paris Metro. He has apologized for his “involvement,” but denies being a racist.
The Metropolitan Police (MPS) launched an investigation to hunt down the “racist thugs” who prevented a black male from boarding a Paris Metro train while chanting, “we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
The incident occurred after Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Richard Barklie, 50, a former police officer from Northern Ireland, was one of three Chelsea fans whose profiles were released by Scotland Yard during their investigation.