The Chelsea fan accused of being racist towards Raheem Sterling has denied it, and instead claimed he said something entirely different.

Colin Wing has been identified as the man in question, and he’s already lost his season ticket and his job according to the Evening Standard.

Wing says he called Sterling a “Manc c***”, rather than a “black c***”, rat

Chelsea and the police are still investigating the matter, using lip readers to ascertain whether he’s telling the truth or not. Either way, Sterling claims to have heard the abuse himself.

Either way, it’s a black stain on what should have been a great win for us. Now the victory has quickly been forgotten, and the focus has turned on the appalling behaviour of some of our fans.

Three other members of the front row of the Shed have also been suspended while the club and the police try to figure out what was said.

The investigation is still ongoing.