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    Ex-police officer denies involvement with Chelsea fans accused of racism

    Ex-police officer denies involvement with Chelsea fans accused of racism


    A former RUC police officer has denied he is a racist after detectives investigating racial offences by Chelsea fans in Paris issued an appeal for him to come forward
    A former policeman who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans on a Paris Metro train has apologised for his involvement.

    But Richard Barklie, 50, insisted he is not a racist.

    The ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officer, from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, is currently a director with a human rights organisation - the World Human Rights Forum - and has also worked supporting victims of the Troubles.

    The Chelsea season ticket holder is one of the three men whose images were released by Scotland Yard as part of an investigation into a group of supporters who allegedly pushed a black man off the train and chanted a racist song in the French capital on Tuesday.

    The incident happened ahead of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain, which ended 1-1
    Footage posted online showed the commuter - named in reports as Souleymane S - being pushed back on to the platform amid chants of ''we're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it''.

    Mr Barklie issued a statement through his lawyer in which he admitted involvement in an ''incident'' that resulted in Souleymane S being ''unable to enter part of the train''.

    He said he had an account he wanted to provide to police that would explain the ''context and circumstances''.

    Mr Barklie denied singing any racist songs; said he travelled to the game alone; insisted he did not know any of the other individuals captured on video footage of the incident; and said he has never been part of any ''group or faction'' of Chelsea fans

    The statement was issued by Belfast solicitor Kevin Winters.

    ''We act on behalf of Mr Barklie identified as one of the people sought by authorities investigating an incident on the Paris Metro on 16/2/15 ,'' it said.

    ''We contacted London Metropolitan Police today to advise that our client is happy to assist with inquiries.

    ''Pending formal engagement with police, our client is anxious to put on record his total abhorrence for racism and any activity associated with it.

    ''As someone who has spent years working with disadvantaged communities in Africa and India he can point to a cv in human rights work which undermines any suggestion he is racist.

    ''Today a senior official in the World Human Rights Forum confirmed their support for him.

    ''Mr Barklie is a Chelsea season ticket holder and has travelled to matches for over 20 years now without incident

    ''He travelled alone to the Paris St Germain match and has no knowledge whatsoever of the identities of the other people depicted in recent YouTube video releases. He wants to stress that he was not and never has been part of any group or faction of Chelsea supporters.

    ''He did not participate in racist chanting and singing and condemns any behaviour supporting that.
    ''He accepts he was involved in an incident when a person now known to him as Souleymane S was unable to enter a part of the train.

    ''He has an account to give to police which will explain the context and circumstances as they prevailed at that particular time.

    ''In the meantime pending that, he wants to put on record his sincerest apologies for the trauma and stress suffered by Mr Souleymane.

    ''He readily acknowledges that any judgement on the integrity of his apology will be kept in abeyance pending the outworkings of the investigation.

    ''Given the extremely sensitive nature of the issues engaged we urge upon all media outlets to exercise as much restraint as possible when commenting on the case.

    ''We accept on behalf of our client that public interest demands nothing but total indignation and condemnation from all media reporting but such reporting ought not to persist at the expense of undermining Mr Barklie's right to a fair trial

    ''Tonight London Met confirmed with us that arrangements were in hand to take the investigation to the next stage.''

    The WAVE Trauma Centre, which supports victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles, tonight said it had suspended a part-time worker pending further investigation into the Paris incident

    Ex-police officer denies involvement with Chelsea fans accused of racism - Telegraph


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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    chanted a racist song in the French capital on Tuesday.
    Guilty of exercising free speech? Stories such as this make me feel strangely patriotic, my country at least has not gone far enough down the toilet to make rudeness a crime.

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    Bob he's fcuked now going to lose his job , it's on the news here suspended from his job , fook him ,

    Ex-policeman caught up in Chelsea fans' Paris Métro incident denies he is racist | World news | The Guardian

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    The least racist population in the world.

    I'm shocked.


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    Thats us ,

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    I worked in East Los Angeles, my career would have been very short if the phrase "stupid Mexican" was considered inappropriate.

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    Ir was rudeness as you say, Bob. The guy pushing the black man off should be done as it's now an 'international' incident, but even that was trivial imho.

    We have ragheads with uk passports in England plotting jihad, selling heroine, raping our kids and hating us here and the pc nutters preaching tolerance, yet this incident is front page news.

    totally fuked up

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    Bit disappointing really, the same nutters that smashed and grabbed an Empire for us now reduced to meek non-violent racism.
    Bring back the 70's and 80's when proper hooligans would have kicked the shit out of everyone on that train platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Bit disappointing really, the same nutters that smashed and grabbed an Empire for us now reduced to meek non-violent racism.
    Brilliant and so very true!!!

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    chelsea - hee ma

    aren't they owned by some black russian cnut ?

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    I give up already, the British Bulldog , is just that, a gobby mouthed flap My head about and spill the bile, out of my window licking tongue, is licked.

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    ^ Ok, now that is slipping into Jeff territory . . . translation anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker View Post
    ^ Ok, now that is slipping into Jeff territory . . . translation anyone?
    I think wasabi must be using this

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    Cool . . .

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