UK police are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
The amateur video shows a man being repeatedly pushed from the train while a group chants, “we’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it”.
Scotland Yard said it was taking the incident “very seriously” and would help identify those involved.
Chelsea FC condemned the behaviour and said any fans involved faced a ban.
The Met said it would help French authorities to investigate the incident – which was filmed by a British man ahead of last night’s Champions League match – and would support them in any action they chose to take.
“We will examine the footage with a view to seeing if we can apply for football banning orders, preventing people from travelling from future matches,” a Met spokesman said.
The footage was obtained by the Guardian, which reported that the incident had happened at Richelieu-Drouot station in the centre of the French capital on Tuesday evening.
British expatriate Paul Nolan, who filmed the incident on his phone, told the BBC it was an “ugly scene” and “very aggressive”.