Lord Ouseley wants police to 'swamp' Wembley

The Kick It Out chairman wants to see a large security presence at the stadium for this weekend's League Cup final in order to prevent any potential incidents of racism
Kick It Out chairman Lord Herman Ouseley wants to see Wembley "swamped" by police to prevent racist abuse from Tottenham and Chelsea supporters at the League Cup final on Sunday.

Chelsea suspended five fans from attending games at Stamford Bridge after they were filmed stopping a black man entering a Paris Metro train, before indulging in alleged racist chanting before the club's 1-1 Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain .

Tottenham then called for strong action to be taken after footage of West Ham fans signing an anti-Semitic song emerged online following the 2-2 London derby draw at White Hart Lane.

And Lord Ouseley is eager to see a strong police and security presence at Wembley to "root out" fans looking to cause trouble.

"Clearly we want to see all authorities come together, to be prepared for Sunday's game at Wembley, to swamp the place with security and police, to root out those who are coming and looking for trouble, to be on those trains and stopping the chanting and to make sure we are going to rid football of that element," he told reporters.

"It is a game in which we always receive a large number of complaints from Jewish people that have been offended by the chanting, from both sides because they're equally offended by the songs that Spurs fans sing.

"We're caught in between of trying to educate fans about the sensitivity they must apply, because it is offensive to others, but we're equally trying to encourage opposing fans not to respond in an abusive way. It's hard and uphill but we've got to keep trying."