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    Four UK fans of West London’s Chelsea Football Club were barred on Wednesday from attending matches at home and abroad for up to five years after a racist offense on the Paris Metro, UK media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The four men, including a human rights campaigner, were caught on tape repeatedly shoving a black man off a Metro train in Paris ahead of a Champions League game in February. They sang a chant of "we're racist and that's the way we like it."

    At Wednesday's trial, District Judge Gareth Branston told the Stratford Magistrates Court that, "Racist hatred was displayed by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro that evening," according to the BBC.

    Richard Barklie, a director of the World Human Rights Forum, was handed a 5-year ban from attending all football matches, as were Josh Parsons and William Simpson, while Jordan Munday was barred from football grounds for three years.

    Another of the accused, Dean Callis, had a five-year banning order imposed against him earlier in July for a number of racist incidents.

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