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Solicitor for a Chelsea fan involved in Paris train incident apologizes, denies racism

The solicitor for one of the Chelsea fans involved in an alleged racist incident in Paris has apologized on his behalf to the victim and says he will co-operate with police.

Richard Barklie — a former Northern Ireland police officer — was identified as one of the men sought by London police investigating a video of a black man being pushed off a Paris metro train. It happened before a match on Tuesday.

Solicitor Kevin Winters says Barklie accepts being involved in an incident where a man "was unable to enter a part of the train" but denies taking part in any racist chanting.

In a statement, Winters said Barklie "apologies for the trauma and stress suffered" by the victim, and added: "He has an account to give to police.