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WAVE Trauma Centre suspends worker over Chelsea fans Paris "racism" probe

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Chelsea fans hold a banner against rascism during a Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Chelsea fans hold a banner against rascism during a Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Chelsea fans hold a banner against rascism during a Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Nick Potts/PA Wire.

A Troubles trauma charity has suspended a part time worker over an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris

The WAVE Trauma Centre, which offers counselling to victims of Troubles related incidents, said in a statement that the worker has been suspended pending further investigation.

“As this matter is subject to an investigation by the Metropolitan Police it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage,” they said.

Five people have so far been suspended from the Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground following investigations into the incident.

Images have been released in a bid to identify the trio, who the Metropolitan police think were among a group of Chelsea supporters who pushed a black man off the train and chanted a racist song while on the way to a Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday.

The man pushed off the train, identified only as 33-year-old Souleymane, said the incident is the club's "responsibility".

Speaking of his ordeal, Souleymane, who is black, told BBC Radio 5 Live Drive: "I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I really couldn't believe it.

"We're in 2015 aren't we and we're in France. We're in a civilised country and when you are in a civilised country there are certain things you can't do.

"For me, it's a humiliation. I was humiliated in my country. I was humiliated in front of my family, humiliated in front of my mother and father."

He added: "Of course it's Chelsea's responsibility. It's their supporters."

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