Jurgen Klopp wants football to use its ‘strong voice’ to combat racism following footage of Chelsea fans chanting racist abuse aimed at Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Footage emerged of several Chelsea fans singing a racist chant regarding the Egyptian in Prague this week, in the latest of a series of racial incidents within football.
England players Raheem Sterling, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Danny Rose were subjected to racist taunts from Montenegro fans during England’s recent Euro 2020 qualifier, whilst Sterling was also abused during Manchester City’s fixture at Chelsea earlier this season.
Liverpool boss Klopp has condemned the abuse as ‘disgusting’, and wants football to speak out in combatting abuse in a bid to eradicate the problem.
“It’s disgusting. It’s another example of something which should not happen. We should not see it as a Chelsea or Liverpool thing,” Klopp told the media ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea at Anfield.
“If you do something like that you should not be able to enter a stadium again, from my point of view, for life.
“Football has a strong voice, and we have to use that voice and show that we all think the same. Things like this should not be allowed to happen again.”