LONDON – 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.