Two brothers seriously assaulted in a pub full of celebrating Chelsea fans were victims of a "racially motivated attack", according to police.

It took place in Fulham just hours after an open top bus parade on May 25 which had seen thousands turn out on the streets to celebrate Chelsea’s successful Premiership campaign.

The attack happened at the Duke on the Green pub, off Parsons Green on New Kings Road just before 6.30pm.

The Metropolitan Police said a 40-year-old man had been in the toilets when he was racially abused and punched several times by two suspects.

Suspect One captured on CCTV
Suspect One captured on CCTV

But the victim’s friend was able to break up the fight and escorted him downstairs.

However, the police said the victim’s brother, 37, then went to remonstrate with the suspects, and was "brutally" attacked outside the pub.

He was thrown to the floor and kicked in the head and face, suffering a fractured jaw in three places which still requires medical treatment.

Police say the victims had been drinking in the pub which was rammed at the time because of the Premiership Victory Parade for Chelsea Football Club.

Suspect Two captured on CCTV
Suspect Two captured on CCTV

Detective Sergeant Clare Chattaway said: “A day of celebration ended in misery with the victims and their family still in shock from what took place.

“This was a particularly vicious assault with one victim continuing to receive medical treatment for the injuries he sustained when he was brutally kicked in the face.

“We would appeal to anyone with information about these two men featured in the images to please make contact with us."

Earlier this year, Chelsea fans were caught up in allegations of racism when images appeared to show them preventing a black man boarding a Paris Metro train.

Anyone with information should call Hammersmith and Fulham CID on 020 8246 2460 or via 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via