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Five Chelsea fans will appear in court after a black man was forced off a Metro train in Paris

Five Chelsea fans have been told to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court after a black man was pushed off a Paris Metro train amid racist chanting ahead of the London club's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain in February.

Footage emerged of Souleymane S being shoved off the carriage ahead of the tie on 17 February while fans sung "We're racist, we're racist, and that's the way we like it".

They have now been summonsed to appear at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court on 25 March regarding a police application for football banning orders.

A statement by the Metropolitan Police Service said: "On Tuesday 10 March and Wednesday 11 March, the Metropolitan Police Service served summonses on five men involved in incidents on the Paris Metro before the Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea Champions League fixture on Tuesday 17 February."

The summonses were issued after Souleymane turned down the opportunity to travel to Stamford Bridge for the return leg of the European tie on 11 March, at the invite of Chelsea.

"I won't go. They can't buy me with a little piece of paper. I'm not a child," Souleymane told RTL radio. "I don't want to sit in that stadium next to those people who pushed me."