Paris Metro racism incident went viral after commuters uploaded the entire incident online.
Paris Metro racism incident went viral after commuters uploaded the entire incident online.YouTube

The 33-year old black Frenchman, who was abused and barred from entering the Paris Metro by English Chelsea supporters, has asked authorities to find the culprits and lock them up.

Souleymane, who works as a farm manager near to the Richelieu-Drouot, told local French dailies that he was pushed out of the subway car by the supporter and barred from entering the Metro train as he was 'black'.

The entire racism row turned into an embarrassing ordeal for both Britain and the football club- Chelsea, after a video footage of the incident filmed by other commuters went viral. Chelsea has warned to ban any supporter found to have racially abused the man.

The video clip shows Chelsea fans travelling to the Parc des Princes, ahead of the club's 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain, pushing away a black commuter as he attempted to board the Metro, Mirror reported.

The Chelsea supporters are then heard chanting defiantly: "We're racist and that's the way we like it".

"I understand that they were attacking me because of the colour of my skin. You know, I live with racism, I was not really surprised by what happened to me even if it was a first in the subway," Souleymane said.

Following the incident, the Frenchman claimed that he was too embarrassed to share his ordeal with his wife and children till the video of the incident went viral. He appealed to the authorities to nab the culprits. "These people, these English fans must be found, punished and must be locked up," he said.

A Paris prosecutor has already launched an investigation into the racial abuse incident. In France, racism charges carry three years prison term and a hefty fine.