An Orthodox Jewish train passenger was forced to change carriages after he was allegedly subjected to anti-Semitic abuse by Chelsea fans returning from a match.
British Transport Police say supporters on a Euston-bound train from Milton Keynes targeted the victim and started singing anti-Semitic chants on January 31.
It has now released a CCTV image of a man they believe will be able to assist them with their investigations.
The incident followed Chelsea’s 5-1 victory at MK Dons in the FA Cup fifth round . Following the final whistle a group of fans boarded the train heading for London at 7.50pm.
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'Nobody should have to put up with abuse'
Detective Constable David Peek said: “The carriage was crowded and they began using foul language. One of them singled out an Orthodox Jewish man and all of the men began chanting anti-Semitic abuse at him.
“The victim moved carriage as a result of this disgraceful behaviour.
“Nobody should have to put up with abuse just because of their race or religion, and we take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously.
“I think the man in the image will have information about the incident. Please tell us who he is.”
It is not the first time Chelsea fans have been accused of hate crime on public transport.
During a Champions League tie against Paris St Germain in 2015 a group were filmed chanting “we’re racist, we’re racist” and barring a black man from boarding their Metro train carriage .
Victim Souleymane Sylla hit out at the treatment he received but earlier this year accepted an invitation to attend another Champions League clash between the two sides .
On both occasions Chelsea were knocked out by their French opponents. Fans were eventually served with football banning orders following a court case .
Anyone with information on the anti-Semitic abuse is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference 210 of 21/03/2016.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.