Morata wants Chelsea chant stopped

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has moved to distance himself from a chant that has been criticised for being anti-Semitic.

The Spain international’s name has been included in a song about the English champion’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who traditionally have a strong Jewish fanbase.

“Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your (the Chelsea fans') support every single day,” Morata wrote on his Twitter account.

“You are amazing and I'd like to ask you to please respect everyone!”

Chelsea also released a statement condemning the chant which was heard during Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Leicester: “The club and the players appreciate the fans' passionate support away from home, of course, but the language in that song is not acceptable at all.

“We've spoken to Alvaro after the game and he does not want to be connected to that song in any way and both the player and the club request that the supporters stop singing that song with immediate effect.”

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