Chelsea 'told four YEARS ago about fan who accused of shouting racist abuse at Raheem Sterling'

Josh Smaller said he warned the Premier League club about a man spouting abusive language during Chelsea’s home clash with Man Utd in January 2014.

Mr Smaller, who was at the match with his then 10-year-old son, said he recognised the fan to be Colin Wing – who is accused of calling City-star Sterling a “black c***”,  reports the Times.

Wing, 60, who is believed to have lost his job with BT over the row, denies calling the England international a racial slur and insists he said “Manc c****”.

Mr Smaller was standing in the Matthew Harding Stand at Stamford Bridge, where Mr Wing was filmed shouting at Sterling, when he allegedly heard the racist language.

He claimed there was a gang of fans three or four rows back that launched a tirade of abuse including “******* black ****” as well as offensive terms for Hispanic people.

He added that the group were spouting “every swear word going”.

The majority of the comments were directed at the visiting team – but Mr Smaller claims that slurs were also hurled at former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

The father and son were so disturbed by the comments that after the match they wrote to Chelsea to report what was heard.

They received a reply thanking them and asking for more information on identifying the offending fans – but heard no more of the matter.

Mr Smaller was watching Chelsea’s Premier League clash with City last weekend when both he and his son recognised a man they believe was Colin Wing.

The claims come after The Sun revealed that Wing had comments on his Twitter account mocking the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

An account linked to the dad-of-two tweeted: “Wont be a day of mourning in my house’’ on a thread suggesting a memorial to 18-year-old Stephen, stabbed by racists in London in 1993.

The account also liked the Facebook page of radical right-wing group Traditional Britain, which said Stephen’s mum Baroness Lawrence should be “sent back to her homeland’’.

In another post, below an article on two men accused of murder but who could not be named, a comment read: “What’s the betting the names start with Moh.. and they’re paedo-loving bacon dodgers.”

Wing has not been seen at his home in Beckenham, Kent, since film emerged of him yelling at Sterling.
Police are investigating. Chelsea have suspended four fans.

The club said: “We find all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent.” They said ticket holders taking part in racist behaviour face severe sanctions including bans.

The club has been hit with more racism shame over the last week after fans were seen holding up a flag showing a Nazi symbol before their game against MOL Vidi.

The image was shared on social media, and it mentions the notorious hooligan group the "Chelsea Headhunters".

Colin Wing was not available for comment.

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