Chelsea have had their ticket allocation for their Champions League last-16 match with Paris Saint – Germain cut because of the heightened security level in the French capital and the behaviour of their fans last year.
In a statement on the club’s website, Chelsea said their allocation for the match on 16 February will be 1,400, 800 fewer than last season. Away supporters for domestic matches in France have not been allowed since November’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
Chelsea made representations to have the allocation restored to the normal level but were denied because of the trouble in Paris last year, when supporters were alleged to have pushed a black man off the Paris Metro while chanting: “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
A statement on the club’s website read ; “With a heightened security situation in France ongoing, Chelsea Football Club has been advised by French authorities that we are to receive a smaller allocation of tickets for our supporters to attend the Champions League game away to Paris Saint-Germain on 16th February compared